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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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Honey Nut Cheerios cream ale
Jason B on Sep 23, 2021
Sweetness for ipa and stouts
David D on Sep 17, 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
Need some more lactose.
Tim C on Sep 23, 2020
Bills Double Chocolate Milk Stout
Mickey C on Sep 18, 2020
Need it to make beer sweeter
Brandon A on Aug 28, 2020
to make milkshake beers
Michael Dean on Jul 3, 2020
brewing a cherry brown ale
William S on Jun 11, 2020
Sweeter beer
Gene M on Jun 10, 2020
Brewing a NEIPA
Robert S on May 27, 2020
Everything is better sweet!
Wiley L on May 26, 2020
milkshake ipa recipe
Matthew B on May 22, 2020
Make it a yummy Latte Stout
John V on May 20, 2020
backsweeten hard cider
Scott D on May 20, 2020
Making a milkshake IPA
Matthew Shrader on Sep 22, 2021
Love milk stouts
Gatorbait74 on Sep 10, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Works as it should...
January 26, 2021
Purchased
9 months 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 2 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 2 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
Rated 5 out of 5
Fast shipping as advertised.
March 2, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago