My porter just freed my fermenter, so today I am brewing an imperial choco stout I found in the stout forum for St. Patty's day. It says to add the lactose and powder in at 45 minutes of the boil. Has anyone ever done this before? Should I expect a raging boil over or the possibility of the powder and lactose sticking to the bottom of the pot, burning, and ruining my batch?
I was thinking about turning the flame off a bit to incorporate the 2 to the boil, but I figured I would ask what you veterans think. Only my third AG brew lol.
Also, when I put the recipe into ibrewmaster, the potential OG is coming out like 10 points less than recipe says. According to the software, at 72% efficiency, I'll can expect 1.079, but recipe says .091.
Grain bill is 14lb 2 row, 1lb caramel 40, 1lb choco malt, and 8 oz black malt. Also, 1lb of lactose. Not sure if the lactose adds any fermentable sugars and ibrewmaster didn't account for it :/