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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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I want to make a sweet stout.
John K on Oct 14, 2019
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Ryan A on Sep 24, 2019
I want to make a sweet stout.
John K on Oct 14, 2019
milkshake Pale
Christopher V on Oct 3, 2019
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Ryan A on Sep 24, 2019
Use for a creamy TIPA
Richard G on Sep 18, 2019
Darin V on Aug 31, 2019
Jonathan on Aug 28, 2019
Recipe ingredient
Joseph K on Aug 28, 2019
Why not ?
Russell L on Aug 28, 2019
Specific recipe
Valued C on Jul 25, 2019
Milk Stout!!!!
David B on Jul 16, 2019
Railhouse B on Jul 13, 2019
F E on Jun 28, 2019
Making a milk stout
F E on Jun 28, 2019
Only site that offered this quantity for this price.
Edward B on Jun 17, 2019
it's a secret.
Ken W on Jun 12, 2019
Milkshake ipa
Joshua K on May 27, 2019
Brewing a Milk Stout and Milkshake IPA
Daniel C C on May 16, 2019
brewing a stout
Arthur D on Apr 20, 2019
using for a maple bacon breakfast stout
Steve Z on Apr 15, 2019
Using it in a Braggot
FREDERICK S on Apr 14, 2019
Making a milkshake IPA
FREDERICK S on Apr 14, 2019
Trying it to add a touch of sweetness to our homemade wine
Patty A on Apr 4, 2019
A recipe calls for it
Mary McCloud on Mar 26, 2019
Ferment at a lower temp and add the sweetness later. Solid option for that.
Steve D on Mar 7, 2019
Making milkshake IPA
Marvin O on Mar 2, 2019
Need it for a recipe.
Ross M on Feb 16, 2019
I like to get freaky.
Emily T on Feb 14, 2019
used in my stout recipe
Dan on Feb 7, 2019
This adds body for a chewy mouthfeel. Great in stouts or other big beer needing body.
Douglas M on Feb 5, 2019
One of the ingredients in our most popular recipe.
Gus Fort on Jan 30, 2019
Purchased for a friend.
Jon D on Jan 28, 2019
following recipe
Robert A on Jan 24, 2019
To make a milkshake ipa
Darren A on Jan 22, 2019
Adds sweetness
Kimberly O on Jan 17, 2019
Various recipes
Ralph W on Jan 11, 2019
Recipe called for it
Kevin B on Jan 8, 2019
for stout
Robert Shanks on Dec 27, 2018
get over 59 for free shipping
KYLE K on Dec 20, 2018
To help dial in certain flavors
Robert P on Nov 20, 2018
Sweetens up the beer.
jmm536 on Nov 17, 2018
Milk stout
Kenneth G on Oct 29, 2018
increase ABV.
Richard S on Oct 23, 2018
I couldn't find enough lactating women to donate to my beer! I had to make ends meet! Don't judge!
Jeremy m on Oct 16, 2018
milk stout
Daniel V on Oct 6, 2018
Cuban colada chocolate stout recipe
Alexander P on Oct 3, 2018
Chocolate PB Stout
John M on Sep 26, 2018
I am making a Irish coffee cream stout, and MoreBeer has the best online price & shipping. Great job!
Byron S on Sep 19, 2018
alvaro t on Sep 18, 2018
I'm attempting to make a vanilla cream ale
Ron S on Sep 17, 2018
Milk stout trials
Catrina M on Sep 17, 2018
milkshake Pale
Christopher V on Oct 3, 2019
Use for a creamy TIPA
Richard G on Sep 18, 2019

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Uh, it's lactose... Had the appropriate amount of milk sugary-ness.
July 27, 2019
3 months ago
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
9 months ago
I use a pound if this in my milk stout. It dissolves easily and provides a nice smooth taste.
October 17, 2018
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
Fast shipping as advertised.
March 2, 2018
1 year ago
Great Product!
I use this when I make my Chocolate Milk Stout recipe. Really shines in this style and you can smell the creamy aroma in the beer head, and taste the creamy goodness in the beer itself! Good for all milk stout recipes.
February 1, 2018
1 year ago