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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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Want to do a sweeter stout
Kenny Marchbanks on Nov 25, 2020
making stouts
William Hays W on Oct 9, 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
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
I want to bring out the sweetness in an adjunct I am using in a beer.
Merlinus M on May 19, 2020
Milk Stout
Kenneth M on May 18, 2020
add some sweetness and body to a light lawnmower beer
Alex G on May 12, 2020
Stout, never tried
Nathan C on May 12, 2020
Justin C on May 6, 2020
Looking to do a milk stout and it was the only thing lacking!
Michael B on May 4, 2020
Trying for first time
Fair price
Scott S on May 1, 2020
Future brews
Uriah B on Apr 30, 2020
hoping for a creamy taste
Scott W. A on Apr 28, 2020
Jared D on Apr 27, 2020
add body to a beer
david m on Apr 22, 2020
Imperial stout recipe
Chad c on Apr 18, 2020
used before
Jay L on Mar 21, 2020
Milkshake Sour
Cole M A on Mar 20, 2020
Best value out there.
Francisco Ramos on Mar 17, 2020
Best for stouts
Scott H on Feb 29, 2020
For an oak chocolate milk stout
Mallie on Feb 24, 2020
price and happy with results
Cut Bank Creek Brewery on Feb 12, 2020
boost ABV
Kelly Rick on Feb 7, 2020
for a milkshake IPA
Chris G on Feb 4, 2020
BRIAN J D on Feb 1, 2020
Brewing an imperial pastry porter
Brian M on Jan 31, 2020
Love to make pastry stouts
D E on Jan 18, 2020
Eric H on Jan 8, 2020
add body
Ken M on Dec 28, 2019
Oatmeal Milk Stout
Daniel G on Dec 19, 2019
For specialty brew
Donald s on Dec 11, 2019
I use this frequently for milk stouts.
jeff q on Dec 10, 2019
adds body / mouthfeel to beer
Chad S on Nov 19, 2019
mild sweetner, is not consumed by yeast
John T on Nov 12, 2019
Add sweetness to beer.
Bryan H on Nov 13, 2020
For stout
Elizabeth G on Oct 7, 2020

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It does exactly what it is supposed to.
June 12, 2020
6 months ago
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
11 months ago
Milk Sugar
I use 8 oz in 5 gallons for milkshake ipas and adds pleasant sweetness and soft mouthfeel.
April 1, 2020
8 months ago
Great service!
The lactose came earlier than expected and as shown in the pictures. I am very happy with the product!
December 5, 2019
1 year ago
Uh, it's lactose... Had the appropriate amount of milk sugary-ness.
July 27, 2019
1 year 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
1 year ago
I use a pound if this in my milk stout. It dissolves easily and provides a nice smooth taste.
October 17, 2018
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago
Fast shipping as advertised.
March 2, 2018
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago