Powdered Lactose

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Powdered Lactose

Postby daryl » Mon May 08, 2017 5:49 pm

I have never used Lactose.

The recipe I have calls for 8 oz....and if that is dry weight, that is half a pound.

Does that seem reasonable?
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Re: Powdered Lactose

Postby bf514921 » Mon May 08, 2017 7:30 pm

Milk stout? I have and half pound doesn't seem crazy

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Re: Powdered Lactose

Postby andrewmaixner » Mon May 08, 2017 8:13 pm

Yup, that's reasonable. 8 to 16oz lactose is a normal range for a milk stout
I put 8oz in a keg of root beer also, gives a slight rootbeer float flavor.
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Re: Powdered Lactose

Postby Josh_Jensen » Tue May 09, 2017 1:14 pm

I use lactose all the time, depending on what kinda beer it is, 8 oz would be just noticeable. Certainly not too much


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Re: Powdered Lactose

Postby Eric B » Tue May 09, 2017 5:19 pm

I typically aim for about 5% of the grain bill to be lactose whenever using it. Usually gives me just what I need.
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