URGENT - when to add lactose sugar

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Hi everyone. Help! I'm making a porter (extract) and am adding lactose sugar for a smooth mouth feel, but forgot to ask my LHBS when to add it. Do I add it with the LME?
I'm literally steeping specialty grains now, so I need help stat.
 

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lactose won't ferment out so either add it now or at bottling, either is fine - I would probably add it during the boil to reduce the vectors for possible infection
 

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You can add it at any time, but my preference is at flame out, right before you start to chill. You just need it to dissolve, and it dissolves great at that time, with no chance of burning, if you do it when scalding hot but off of the flame.
 
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So add it along with the LME at the start of the boil before bittering hops?
 
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You can add it at any time, but my preference is at flame out, right before you start to chill. You just need it to dissolve, and it dissolves great at that time, with no chance of burning, if you do it when scalding hot but off of the flame.
Killer, Yooper. Thanks so much! I'll add it in after the boil finishes but before I cool it. Won't take long tonight in the 18 degree air!
 

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I add mine at 15 minutes left in the boil.


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You guys all rock. Just finished with a 1.070 gravity. Smells great! Thanks.
 
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