Originally Posted by Sippin37
Oh that does sound good. I'd like something close to Lefthand's Milk Stout. I know that there is lactose in that, how about in the AHS Double Chocolate Stout? Does the recipe call for lactose?
When you say the oatmeal stout took a couple months to smooth out, do you mean in the bottles?
It has maltodextrin, 8 oz I think. I've never brewed with lactose, but I think that's a bit sweeter. The double chocolate should be a bit bitter, but I imagine you could sub lactose for a milk chocolate stout. Sounds good to me.
As for the oatmeal stout, I was talking about in the bottles. but If I did it again (it was my second brew), I would have left it in primary a bit longer. The oatmeal stout also has maltodextrin in it, and it ended up with a really nice body and mouthfeel.