Lactose and boiling

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I'm wanting to do a milk chocolate stout using a LME. I recently picked up a LME kit for making stouts but it came pre-hopped. My question is, with my kit being pre-hopped do I need to boil the lactose for a certain period of time, or should it be dumped into my carboy?
 

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Last 15 minutes of the boil. It needs to get dissolved in, and it's always a good idea to make sure anything that gets added to your beer is sterile. Adding it to the boil is the easiest way to do it.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply Revvy. Looks like I'll be boiling my water for 15 minutes with some lactose and cocoa in it. So the process should be...

1) Pre-boil 2 gallons of water, then put it in the fridge/freezer to cool
2) Boil the lactose and cocoa in 3 gallons of water for 15 minutes
3) Add LME to the boiled lactose/cocoa water.
4) Add in cooled water
5) Cool the entire 5 gallons down to fermentation temps and pitch yeast
 
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