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Old 01-25-2008, 01:37 AM   #1
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When brewing a sweet stout will my final gravity be higher than normal due to the non-fermentable lactose in the recipe. This is more of a general question not a question on when fermentation is done.

starting gravity was 1048.


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Old 01-25-2008, 01:42 AM   #2
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You won't get much below .020 or possibly just above.


Edit: Starting at .048 you'll probably get to .015-18. You want that to get that good mouthfeel.


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that is what I thought, I am currently at 1019 and I think primary is just about over.
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Lactose will not ferment out. So you can figure the gravity added by your lactose will still be there after fermentation. 1# of lactose will increase your expected FG by about 0.009. At 1.019 you are probably done.
Same also goes for Malto-dextrin.
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