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Lactose

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One fourth as sweet as cane sugar (sucrose) and non-fermentable by yeast. Use lactose when you want to sweeten a dry or bitter wine or beer. Also used to add sweetness and body to beers such as sweet stouts (milk stouts). Add a small amount, mix, and taste. Lactose can be added until desired flavor is obtained. There is no fermentation period or rest needed, so wine/beer may be bottled immediately. Add to hot water and mix thoroughly before adding to wine/beer. Add at end of fermentation, before bottling.


Usage: 8 oz. per 5 gallons, or to taste
Common name: Milk sugar

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To use in a porter recipe
Russell B on Jan 22, 2022
Recipe requirement
Robert F S on Jan 1, 2022
To use in a porter recipe
Russell B on Jan 22, 2022
friends advice
Dave Palmer on Jan 22, 2022
Recipe requirement
Robert F S on Jan 1, 2022
For sweet wine and cider
andrew w on Dec 22, 2021
sweet stouts and ipa milkshakes
Trevor Mack on Nov 17, 2021
Making milk stout
jerry hildebrand on Nov 11, 2021
Dissolves easily and is great for beer.
Misty N on Oct 28, 2021
Trying something new
Dan W on Oct 26, 2021
specific recipe
Gary P on Oct 10, 2021
This was what I was shopping for.
Scott A G on Oct 8, 2021
Gingerbread Stout
Scott S on Sep 29, 2021
Honey Nut Cheerios cream ale
Jason B on Sep 23, 2021
Making a milkshake IPA
Matthew Shrader on Sep 22, 2021
Sweetness for ipa and stouts
David D on Sep 17, 2021
Love milk stouts
Gatorbait74 on Sep 10, 2021
Milk stout
Brandon E on Aug 23, 2021
gonna dip my balls in it
Valued C on Jul 2, 2021
For body and sweetness
Matthew C on Jun 30, 2021
Yummy
Mike K on Jun 29, 2021
Gives additional sweetness and mouthfeel to my cream ale.
Tom K on Jun 17, 2021
recipe
Stuart B on Jun 3, 2021
Brewing a milk stout
David R on Jun 2, 2021
Chocolate milk stout
Jeremy L on May 20, 2021
To make a beer
Paul R on May 10, 2021
Interested
Seth T on Apr 17, 2021
Milk stouts
Ben B on Mar 30, 2021
Milk Stout and Milkshake IPA
Josh O on Mar 23, 2021
Recipe
Christopher C on Mar 20, 2021
cause im not lactose intollerant
GrdgG. on Mar 9, 2021
mead
Irma U on Mar 9, 2021
Recipe called for
Matthew Sinclair on Mar 6, 2021
milk stout
Jacob H on Feb 15, 2021
Best price could find/bulk quantities
Tyler J on Feb 13, 2021
Cream stout
Tommy on Feb 2, 2021
Milk stout
Jacob H on Jan 23, 2021
For few a silky, smooth milkshake recipes
Jason S on Jan 22, 2021
To add to a sweet (milk) stout.
Troy E on Jan 5, 2021
cheapest way to get lactose
Chip C on Dec 23, 2020
For a sweet stout.
Hallvar S on Dec 11, 2020
Comments suggested adding to the oatmeal stout.
Christopher B on Dec 8, 2020
Milk stout
Racham B P on Dec 5, 2020
Want to add a creamy element to my beer recipe
George M on Nov 30, 2020
Want to do a sweeter stout
Kenny Marchbanks on Nov 25, 2020
Add sweetness to beer.
Bryan H on Nov 13, 2020
making stouts
William Hays W on Oct 9, 2020
For stout
Elizabeth G on Oct 7, 2020
For white stout
Dean K on Oct 2, 2020
Recipe
B D on Oct 1, 2020
Recipe called for it
Michael B on Sep 29, 2020
Recipe called for it
Michael B on Sep 29, 2020
friends advice
Dave Palmer on Jan 22, 2022
For sweet wine and cider
andrew w on Dec 22, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
I love the fullness and back sweetening this gives to multiple styles of beer... stouts, cream ale or anything that finishes too dry.
December 31, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works as it should...
January 26, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Functional.
It does exactly what it is supposed to.
June 12, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Cream Ale necessity
I always use it in my Cream Ale, especially my Vanilla Cream Ale. IMO, adds that certain, something, extra.

As we all know lactose = unfermentable milk sugar, so normal brewing yeast will not convert lactose into alcohol (not so sure about Brett, el al).

Adds a bit of sweetness to the Cream Ale, I always use.
June 5, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Milk Sugar
I use 8 oz in 5 gallons for milkshake ipas and adds pleasant sweetness and soft mouthfeel.
April 1, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great service!
The lactose came earlier than expected and as shown in the pictures. I am very happy with the product!
December 5, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good
Uh, it's lactose... Had the appropriate amount of milk sugary-ness.
July 27, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I used it for back sweetening.
I used this to get a slight creamy flavor while back sweetening a batch of Chocolate Mead, .It gave it a nice creamy flavor on the finish.
January 20, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use a pound if this in my milk stout. It dissolves easily and provides a nice smooth taste.
October 17, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It works just like it is supposed to. I brewed a coffee chocolate cream stout and used the lactose as a sweetening agent.
October 17, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago