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Old 11-05-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Adding Lactose to a Creamy Smoked Amber Ale

Will be brewing a Creamy Smoked Amber Ale for a party,but I want just a hint of the smoke flavor,but want it to to a slight sweet taste but not over the top sweetness any hint or thoughts????


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Old 11-07-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Is this the kit from AHS? I brewed it last summer, as the directions said. I wasn't overly happy with the "smoke" flavor, and there is a lot of it. I still have it kegged, and I'm looking forward to finishing that off. Maybe lactose wouldn't be a bad idea to make that a bit better.... I didn't consider it to be too "bitter", just very smokey I guess...


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Old 11-07-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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I recently made a smoked ESB with about a 10lb grain bill, of which 1lb was cherrywood smoked malt. Not sure I would add lactose to mine, but et us know what you do and how it comes out.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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Yes it is,I think I will bottle it and let it age and mellow out,don't want to have it stay in a Keg for a long time! Talked to AHS Tech thought he said it had a hint of smoky flavor.
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