lactose and malto-dextrine

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lactose and malto-dextrine

Postby claynmold » Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:02 pm

I am using .5lb of malto-dextrine in my boil. I am wondering if I should use lactose in my secondary and how much. I am brewing a sweet stout. Any comments welcome. Thanks
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Wait and See

Postby BillyBock » Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:34 pm

Malto-dextrine isn't fermentable, so it'll add some residual sweetness to your brew. I would wait until racking time and taste a sample. If you feel it needs more sweetness from lactose (which is also non-fermentable) then you can add it in the secondary. Boil some up in water for 10-15 minutes to sterilize it and drive the oxygen out, let it cool, and rack this in the carboy first, then rack your brew on top.

Hope this helps.
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thanks

Postby claynmold » Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:00 am

thank you, I appreciate the information.
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