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Old 07-06-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
C-Fizzle
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I saw 1 thread on this topic from 2007 and wanted to get any recent input especially if anyone has used powdered milk or liquid milk in a beer (particularly a stout) as a substitution for lactose powder.

My personal line of thought is that lactose powder likely wasn't around when milk stouts were originated, so they were probably just adding milk to their stouts.

 
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:01 AM   #2
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IMHO, I think adding milk or powdered milk is a terrible idea. It would be way worse than adding beats to your beer because you want to get some simple sugars. Lactose sugar does not contain the fat nor the whey or casein proteins - it's "purified" sugar.

However, if you do try this, please share your result because I'll have to rely on others experimentation with this one
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by C-Fizzle View Post
I saw 1 thread on this topic from 2007 and wanted to get any recent input especially if anyone has used powdered milk or liquid milk in a beer (particularly a stout) as a substitution for lactose powder.

My personal line of thought is that lactose powder likely wasn't around when milk stouts were originated, so they were probably just adding milk to their stouts.

No, they weren't adding milk. If you add milk to beer you're going to get cheese. I love cheese with beer but not together in the same container. Milk stout gets its name from the lactose, AKA milk sugar.

 
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