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Old 11-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
Sep 2009
SIDNEY, ohio
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I have never used lactose before but I have an oatmeal chocolate stout that I want to sweeten a bit. The chocolate is a little bitter and I think a little sweetening and body would really make this good. It is still in primary and I am heading to the brew shop tomorrow. SO for a 5 gallon batch what is a good starting point with ther lactose.. I know I should have added it to the boil but too late now lol...any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
Apr 2012
Kittery, Maine
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It really doesn't add any sweetness more of a mouthful feel or body. But I use it in my stout recipe. 1 lbs per 5 gallon.
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