Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > When and how to add lactose
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
jt43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Default When and how to add lactose

I have a kit to make a milk-chocolate stout but the instructions don't say how or when to add 1.21# of lactose. Any one out there know how and when to add lactose?


jt43 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #2
AZBeerNut
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZBeerNut's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 118
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

I put mine in the last 15 minutes of the boil. As for how... simply sprinkle and stir it in.

Cheers!


AZBeerNut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
runningweird
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
runningweird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: State Line, PA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,109
Liked 87 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

several choices:
during the boil -
in the primary - before or after fermentation is done
at bottling/kegging

I like to add it during the boil so i don't have to worry about introducing possible infections later on.
__________________
My 6 Tap Long Draw Tower Build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/long...-tower-271578/
runningweird is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:28 AM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,468
Liked 6067 Times on 4318 Posts
Likes Given: 1559

Default

1.21#? That's pretty precise. That seems odd, as my scale wouldn't go to the .001 measurement. Is it supposed to be grams, converted to pounds?
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:29 AM   #5
jt43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runningweird
several choices:
during the boil -
in the primary - before or after fermentation is done
at bottling/kegging

I like to add it during the boil so i don't have to worry about introducing possible infections later on.
Is there a ratio of lactose to water if you boil it and it before bottling?
jt43 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 02:36 AM   #6
tyzippers
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Meadville, PA
Posts: 2,358
Liked 412 Times on 307 Posts
Likes Given: 147

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jt43

Is there a ratio of lactose to water if you boil it and it before bottling?
I may be wrong, but I don't think it really matters. When I add any sugar at bottling, I only add enough water to dissolve the sugars and a little extra to account for ten minutes of boil off. I don't think you need to be real precise here.
__________________
Check me out on Untappd. Or don't. See if I care.
tyzippers is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 03:14 AM   #7
jt43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper
1.21#? That's pretty precise. That seems odd, as my scale wouldn't go to the .001 measurement. Is it supposed to be grams, converted to pounds?
Your right its 1.20 lbs
jt43 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 01:01 PM   #8
USMCBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 76
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jt43
... but the instructions don't say how or when to add 1.21
http://youtu.be/mjCRUvX2D0E
Sorry, I just had to....

Now back to your regular scheduled programming.
__________________
Blood Stripe Brewing Co.

Primary: Irish Red Ale
Bottled: Blonde Ale, Honey Kolsche
On-Deck: not sure yet
USMCBrewer is offline
Veronis Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
jt43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by USMCBrewer

Video Link: http://youtu.be/mjCRUvX2D0E

Sorry, I just had to....

Now back to your regular scheduled programming.
Classic!
jt43 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #10
CA_Mouse
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
CA_Mouse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Riverside, Califiornia
Posts: 1,172
Liked 148 Times on 126 Posts
Likes Given: 334

Default

I brew a Sweet Stout and I put my lactose in at the beginning of the boil when I put my hops in. If I'm adding dextrin, then that goes in 5 minutes before the end of the boil.

Mouse


CA_Mouse is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lactose for the lactose intolerant? Grinder12000 Recipes/Ingredients 2 03-16-2012 04:34 PM
Milk Stout/Lactose and lactose intolerance SpanishCastleAle All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 20 05-03-2011 07:11 AM
lactose or beta lactose? MightyCow9 Recipes/Ingredients 1 04-04-2011 07:55 PM
Lactose CandleWineProject Wine Making Forum 5 04-07-2010 02:03 PM
when to add lactose? BaronIV Cider Forum 2 03-27-2010 03:39 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS