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Old 10-10-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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So I'm brewing a milk stout, and I didnt add lactose sugar into the boil, so I am going to add it into the secondary fermenter, but I would like to calculate the % I add.

I read an article on milk stouts and found this:

As for the lactose — which is a fine, granulated sugar — Christoffel is hesitant to say exactly how much Lefthand adds to their brew, but recommends a range between 5% and 13%. “I find it is best to stay within 5–13% lactose. Thirteen percent is extreme and 5% is a nuance,” he says. “But I don’t want to stop anyone from experimenting ... you could still use 2% and it would create an interesting nuance.

So I i want to add, say... 8% to my batch, how do I calculate that in a 5 gallon batch?

Is it calculated in lbs per gallon?



 
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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It's the percentage of total grain bill. For an all-grain example, say you're using 9lbs of 2-row and 1lb of lactose. The lactose would make up 10% of the grain bill. 10lbs total, 1 of 10 is 10%.



 
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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That would be in percentage of the total grain bill. Typically, 8 ounces in 5 gallons will do it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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That would be in percentage of the total grain bill. Typically, 8 ounces in 5 gallons will do it.
It all depends on how sweet you want it. I like using a full pound in a five gallon batch, but that's my personal tastes.

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick replies, I'm using LME, any insight into the grain bill on that?

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick replies, I'm using LME, any insight into the grain bill on that?
http://www.jessenewcomer.com/blog/archives/38

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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awesome, thanks for that, one more question: Do I account for the grains that I steep? I usually do 1 lb flaked barley, and say 1 lb roasted barley. Do I just add them to the grain bill to?

 
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I'd say yes to that myself. It is an addition to the LME's grain bill.


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