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Hey guys, So I am going brew a sweet stout this weekend and I want to try and use lactose (1lbs) and brown sugar (.50lbs). When would I add this to my boil? Is this to much lactose? And is there any do's and do not's of these ingredients? Thanks guys.

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Re: Sweet Stout, With Lactose and Brown Sugar, Need a little help
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 03:39:15 PM »
they just go in the boil. you can add them towards the end in you want.

is this a 5 gallon batch? if so .5lbs of brown sugar is going to disappear with no effect at all on the final flavor. if you want a brown sugar flavor try a couple ounces of molasses. non-sulfured.

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Re: Sweet Stout, With Lactose and Brown Sugar, Need a little help
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 03:46:16 PM »
+1.  I use a lb of lactose in the boil for a 5 gallon batch, so that's pretty spot on.
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Re: Sweet Stout, With Lactose and Brown Sugar, Need a little help
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 04:16:49 PM »
yea its for 5.50 gals, And I am trying to get like a subtle hint of the brown sugar, How many oz of molasses are we talkin? Thanks guy extremely helpfull.

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Re: Sweet Stout, With Lactose and Brown Sugar, Need a little help
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 04:21:27 PM »
yea its for 5.50 gals, And I am trying to get like a subtle hint of the brown sugar, How many oz of molasses are we talkin? Thanks guy extremely helpfull.

Mort was right on it  -  2 or 3 oz UNSULFURED molasses, no more. A little is great, too much is quickly too much.
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Re: Sweet Stout, With Lactose and Brown Sugar, Need a little help
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 05:30:43 PM »
Thanks guys, What time would you guys say about, 10 min left in the boil?

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Re: Sweet Stout, With Lactose and Brown Sugar, Need a little help
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 05:38:42 PM »
Thanks guys, What time would you guys say about, 10 min left in the boil?


That'd work great. Good luck !
Jon H.