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how do you
« on: January 31, 2010, 10:21:57 PM »
cream a stout whats the process
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Re: how do you
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 10:42:06 PM »
Well, to make a cream stout, you'd add lactose (milk sugar) to the boil.  Lactose isn't fermentable by yeast and will thus leave more body - a 'creamy' mouthfeel.
If you had the proper dispensing system, you could 'cream' your stout.  Nitro taps are used to create smaller bubbles/less CO2 and thus create a 'creamy' head.

so, exactly what are you referring to?
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Re: how do you
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 11:54:40 PM »
i was just wonder because i have never done one before and i am working on a competition beer and i want it to be a cream stout and just didnt know how
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Re: how do you
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 04:40:22 AM »
As was said, a Cream Stout is a stout with lactose (aka a sweet stout). See http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style13.php#1b

I personally do not like sweet stouts so I don't have a recipe, maybe someone else will chime in. Basically though, make a 1.050-1.060 stout and add about 1/2 lb of lactose per 5 gallons of beer. For a relatively accessible example try Mackson's Sweet Stout  (yuck!) ;)
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Re: how do you
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 10:24:04 AM »
Fred Bonjour has a recipe at his site (great compilation of recipes)
http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/FredsBreakfastStout.html

Also, check out Brewing Classic Styles.
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Re: how do you
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 12:19:00 PM »
thanks dontblake appreciate the help
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Re: how do you
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 05:53:47 PM »
As was said, a Cream Stout is a stout with lactose (aka a sweet stout). See http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style13.php#1b

I personally do not like sweet stouts so I don't have a recipe, maybe someone else will chime in. Basically though, make a 1.050-1.060 stout and add about 1/2 lb of lactose per 5 gallons of beer. For a relatively accessible example try Mackson's Sweet Stout  (yuck!) ;)

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