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Lactose

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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price and happy with results
Cut Bank Creek Brewery on Feb 12, 2020
for a milkshake IPA
Chris G on Feb 4, 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
sweetness
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
recipe
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
For Beer
Patrick R on Nov 9, 2019
To give it that creamy taste
Merritt G on Oct 30, 2019
Recipe
Jereme H on Oct 22, 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
Recipe
Darin V on Aug 31, 2019
Milkshake
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
price/convenience
Railhouse B on Jul 13, 2019
Same
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
boost ABV
Kelly Rick on Feb 7, 2020
sweetness
BRIAN J D on Feb 1, 2020
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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
3 months ago
Good
Uh, it's lactose... Had the appropriate amount of milk sugary-ness.
July 27, 2019
Purchased
7 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
Purchased
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
Purchased
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
Purchased
1 year ago
Fast shipping as advertised.
March 2, 2018
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago