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Old 11-13-2013, 08:32 PM   #61
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I just brewed a milk stout with coconut and cacao nib put into secondary. Question- since lactose is no fermentable how do I measure true gravities? Is OG and FG changed by the lactose? Hope I don't sound too ignorant

 
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:30 AM   #62
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I just brewed a milk stout with coconut and cacao nib put into secondary. Question- since lactose is no fermentable how do I measure true gravities? Is OG and FG changed by the lactose? Hope I don't sound too ignorant
I don't think the lactose has any effect on gravity since its not fermentable. I'd just take your reading.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:38 AM   #63
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I don't think the lactose has any effect on gravity since its not fermentable. I'd just take your reading.
Won't it essentially add to your OG and FG since its sugar but non fermentable.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:48 AM   #64
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Beersmith will tell you so. I wouldn't be too concerned. I think it's a very minimal effect. I can tell you that I've felt good after drinking a few, so to me it's irrelevant. End result, good effects. If you really want to be precise, load it in beersmith, calibrate the recipe to your profile, then leave out the lactose. That will help you figure out your potential. Adjust from there if you need to. Add your lactose after you feel comfortable with it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:27 AM   #65
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I was noting you OG and FG and thought maybe you mashed at 158f or thereabouts. I'm I right?

 
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #66
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I just brewed a milk stout with coconut and cacao nib put into secondary. Question- since lactose is no fermentable how do I measure true gravities? Is OG and FG changed by the lactose? Hope I don't sound too ignorant
Yes it will affect your OG and FG, but you're calculations will still yield the same ABV% as long as you're consistent.
The long polymer chain of lactose can't be broken down with the brewer's yeast we use.

 
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I was noting you OG and FG and thought maybe you mashed at 158f or thereabouts. I'm I right?
OP says mash at 152f.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #68
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#8 maris otter
#1 chocolate
#1 crystal 60L
12oz Roasted Barley
8oz Dextrin
mash single infusion 54 - 60 min boil
#1 lactose(15 boil)
1oz Northern brewer (60 min)
.5 oz Fuggles (15min)
WLP004 - Irish ale OG 1.074 FG 1.026
4 oz Cacao nibs (secondary 7 days)
16 oz Toasted Coconut (secondary 7 days)
turned out spectacular - just a hint of coconut in finish - bottle conditioned in 10 days
only problem was that i loose leafed the coconut and it was a pain to syphon

 
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#8 maris otter
#1 chocolate
#1 crystal 60L
12oz Roasted Barley
8oz Dextrin
mash single infusion 54 - 60 min boil
#1 lactose(15 boil)
1oz Northern brewer (60 min)
.5 oz Fuggles (15min)
WLP004 - Irish ale OG 1.074 FG 1.026
4 oz Cacao nibs (secondary 7 days)
16 oz Toasted Coconut (secondary 7 days)
turned out spectacular - just a hint of coconut in finish - bottle conditioned in 10 days
only problem was that i loose leafed the coconut and it was a pain to syphon
Yep...contain the coconut. Use a hop sock and some marbles...careful. Dont throw out all the marbles later by accident. Your wife will get mad at you....lol. Plus if you contain it, you wont waste as much beer. I gained about a half-1 gallon when I started using a hop sock.

btw...that sounds delicious. I almost went with Cacao nibs originally, but couldn't find any.
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:41 PM   #70
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I made a 5.5 gallon batch of this, basically halved the recipe on the first page, and only used 1 8 oz bag of toasted coconut, but it was great, one of my favorites so far. I will keep this one and maybe experiment with it a little bt n the future. Thanks for the recipe!

 
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