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Old 03-25-2010, 02:13 PM   #11
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:33 PM   #12
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The reason you'd want to add it along with the priming sugar is that it gives you a chance to adjust the amount based on where your FG ends up. It might not get as dry as you expect and in that case, you'd want to back off on the lactose.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:12 PM   #13
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Anyway, lactose will add 46 ppg, so 1/2 lb in 5 gallons adds 4-5 points. I agree that you might want to wait until the fermentation is done before adjusting, as the wheat is going to give you a different flavor profile.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:35 PM   #14
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I've done 3 of the AHS Wheat Stouts in Mini-Mash form. They have all ended up pretty sweet as it. My final gravities have been 1022, 1022, and 1024. My recommendation would be to do it after Fermentation as well... so you can fine tune the "sweet".
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #15
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Hearing that the wheat stouts tend to be a bit sweet, I'll probably see how the hydrometer samples taste and then make up my mind on the amount to add.
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