Originally Posted by mike_in_ak
I have a hard time believing the extra .25 lbs of lactose would make that much of a difference. I wonder if something else was off. What was your gravity when you bottled? Maybe it wasn't done yet?
If all went well, my money would be that it gets a lot better with age. Forget about it for a month. I didn't ration very well, but my 6 month bottles were great.
I'm not sure what the FG was... I brewed it with a friend while teaching him to brew on his equipment and he didn't check when he bottled. I hit the OG on the dot and I know my buddies process was spot on, since after all it was my process
We will give it another few weeks and hopefully it balances out.
It fermented for 2 weeks in the primary and 2 in the secondary at 70 degrees so there is no way it wasn't finished...