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Old 04-12-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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I have a kit to make a milk-chocolate stout but the instructions don't say how or when to add 1.21# of lactose. Any one out there know how and when to add lactose?

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
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I put mine in the last 15 minutes of the boil. As for how... simply sprinkle and stir it in.

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several choices:
during the boil -
in the primary - before or after fermentation is done
at bottling/kegging

I like to add it during the boil so i don't have to worry about introducing possible infections later on.

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1.21#? That's pretty precise. That seems odd, as my scale wouldn't go to the .001 measurement. Is it supposed to be grams, converted to pounds?

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several choices:
during the boil -
in the primary - before or after fermentation is done
at bottling/kegging

I like to add it during the boil so i don't have to worry about introducing possible infections later on.
Is there a ratio of lactose to water if you boil it and it before bottling?
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:36 AM   #6
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Is there a ratio of lactose to water if you boil it and it before bottling?
I may be wrong, but I don't think it really matters. When I add any sugar at bottling, I only add enough water to dissolve the sugars and a little extra to account for ten minutes of boil off. I don't think you need to be real precise here.
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1.21#? That's pretty precise. That seems odd, as my scale wouldn't go to the .001 measurement. Is it supposed to be grams, converted to pounds?
Your right its 1.20 lbs
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... but the instructions don't say how or when to add 1.21
http://youtu.be/mjCRUvX2D0E
Sorry, I just had to....

Now back to your regular scheduled programming.
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Video Link: http://youtu.be/mjCRUvX2D0E

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I brew a Sweet Stout and I put my lactose in at the beginning of the boil when I put my hops in. If I'm adding dextrin, then that goes in 5 minutes before the end of the boil.

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