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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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Adds sweetness
Kimberly O on Jan 17, 2019
Recipe called for it
Kevin B on Jan 8, 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
Kenny 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
For peanut butter chocolate stout
Dan P on Aug 25, 2018
for milk stouts and milkshake ipas
Daniel D on Aug 8, 2018
making a milk stout
Harold R on Aug 4, 2018
milkshake ipa
GrayRox S on Jul 27, 2018
to sweeten my beer
Elliot W on Jul 6, 2018
always use
RONALD Y on Jul 4, 2018
For milk stout
Keith R on Jun 26, 2018
To round out an ESB
Keith R on Jun 26, 2018
Making a sweet stout
Shannon W on May 15, 2018
Milkshake IPAs and Milk Stouts
Ralph W on May 11, 2018
Milk stout without lactose is like breakfast without bacon
Steve D on Mar 16, 2018
because....milk stouts
Ryan M on Mar 16, 2018
Sweet Stout
Jim Riffe on Mar 6, 2018
milk shake ipa
Adam S on Feb 28, 2018
making a sweet stout.
Anthony D on Feb 25, 2018
To sweeten cider without halting fermentation
Matthew M on Feb 22, 2018
Samuel C on Feb 22, 2018
we need this for the milk stout
Tammy L B on Feb 21, 2018
sweet stout
Jeff T on Feb 12, 2018
Chocolate Stout
Ralph W on Feb 1, 2018
I'm making a Milk Stout
Emily R on Feb 1, 2018
Various recipes
Ralph W on Jan 11, 2019
for stout
Robert Shanks on Dec 27, 2018

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I use a pound if this in my milk stout. It dissolves easily and provides a nice smooth taste.
October 17, 2018
3 months 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
4 months 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