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Old 07-01-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Lactose -vs- Splenda, sweet cider

I'm getting ready to make a batch of Sweet Raspberry Apple Cider (4 gal), the recipe calls for 1/2 lb of lactose at bottling, however lactose is kind of hard to find around here. I do happen to have a bag of Splenda, so my questions are;

How much Splenda would equal 1/2 lb of lactose?

What would be the difference in the flavor, substituting Splenda for Lactose?

Thanks in advance!

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also, has anyone used the LorAnn Oil candy flavors LorAnn Oils to flavor ciders? how did that work out?


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Splenda will not give the cider any mouthfeel. It's about twice as sweet as lactose to most people.

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I also just found out it doesn't dissolve as easily as cane sugar, or lactose...
I just bottled a 6 gal batch of Johnny Jump up hard cider, and I sweetened it with about a third pound of lactose (I found it at a health food store!) and three cups splenda. I dissolved both (or thought I did) in 2 cups of boiled & cooled (still warm) water.
Well, when I was done bottling I found about a cup of undissolved splenda in the bottom of the bottling bucket.

I guess I got in too big of a hurry.

From what you said about how sweet it is, that might be a good thing...


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