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Old 01-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #11
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better to err on the low side and add more if needed at bottling time or when kegging. Especially with a 3bbl batch where you have a lot on the line.

Here is a reference of what to expect for final gravity with lactose:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...rmulation.html

And how sweet it might taste:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...sweetness.html

About replacing cara with lactose: (Personaly, I wouldn't do it)
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...stal-malt.html
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:27 PM   #12
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I've done several iterations of milk stout and (depending on batch size) have been between 1 lb and 1.5 lb per 5 gallons. My milk stout recipe uses a LOT of roast, though, so I need that much sweetness to balance.

For a vanilla espresso stout, I'd probably do a lighter touch. 3/4 lb per 5 gallons sounds nice.

 
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #13
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better to err on the low side and add more if needed at bottling time or when kegging. Especially with a 3bbl batch where you have a lot on the line.

Here is a reference of what to expect for final gravity with lactose:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...rmulation.html

And how sweet it might taste:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...sweetness.html

About replacing cara with lactose: (Personaly, I wouldn't do it)
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/201...stal-malt.html
Thank you for the article, reading them now.
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