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Old 05-27-2009, 05:32 AM   #1
Feb 2009
Rocklin, Kalifornia
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I did a search but didn't find the answer to this. What is the purpose of adding lactose to beer recipes? Is it just for flavor in certain beer styles, or is there more to it?

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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Lactose is a non-fermentable sugar. It is used to produce sweetness in a beer. It is usually added in secondary or bottling.
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