Originally Posted by beauvafr
@FarmerTed Thanks for the tip. How and when?
Sounds like you're thinking of adding lactose. Have you ever had a "milk IPA"? There's a reason!
The most important thing you can learn in brewing is patience. It's good to taste your samples during fermentation. It helps you learn what the yeast are doing during various stages. It does NOT help you anticipate the finished flavor. Great beers don't necessarily taste great at all stages, and definitely taste different when completely done and properly aged. That's the ONLY time you can taste the true outcome of your labor. Even if this batch comes out too bitter for your taste, you will have learned what the recipe truly tasted like. If you Jack with it now, it will almost certainly not taste as intended, and you'll never know what your recipe and process actually produced. Relax, don't worry, have a home brew. Were truer words ever spoken?