Lactose Powder 500g | Non Fermentable Sugar

Lactose Powder

Also known as milk sugar, is derived from milk and adds a complex sweetness that's not fully fermentable by yeast, making it perfect for certain styles of beer. By adding lactose powder at various stages of the brewing process, you can create rich and flavourful beers that are sure to impress.

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Lactose Powder | 500g Non Fermentable Sugar

Lactose Powder - Milk Sugar

Brewing your own beer at home is a truly passionate and rewarding experience. We're excited to help you achieve the best possible outcome with your homebrews. In this comprehensive guide, we'll dive into the intricacies of using lactose in your brewing process to add body, sweetness and balance to your beer.

Lactose is a non Fermentable Sugar

Food grade lactose powder, also known as milk sugar, is derived from milk and adds a complex sweetness that's not fully fermentable by yeast, making it perfect for certain styles of beer. By adding lactose at various stages of the brewing process, you can create rich and flavourful beers that are sure to impress without added sugar to your beer.

The styles of beer that benefit most from lactose include milk stouts, cream ales and New England IPAs. Milk stouts are known for their smooth, creamy mouthfeel that can be achieved with the addition of lactose. Cream ales require a balance of sweetness and bitterness, which lactose can help achieve during the boil. New England IPAs benefit from lactose to balance the intense hop bitterness with a sweet, creamy finish.

When it comes to using food grade lactose powder in your brewing process, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, choose the right type of lactose for your desired mouthfeel. Regular lactose is the most common type, but acid-treated lactose can be useful for certain styles of beer. Second, timing is everything when it comes to adding lactose powder. Milk stouts require lactose during the boil or secondary fermentation, while cream ales need lactose during the boil. Finally, the amount of lactose added depends on your desired level of sweetness and body.

How much Lactose Powder to use in beer?

As a rule of thumb, 250g-500g of lactose per 5 gallons of beer is a good starting point, but feel free to adjust based on your taste preferences.

Choosing the right yeast strain is also crucial, as ale yeasts are typically the best choice for lactose-containing beers. They can tolerate higher levels of residual sweetness and produce the best results.

With these tips in mind, you're well on your way to brewing exceptional beer with lactose. Remember to experiment, adjust and have fun with the process. Happy brewing!

Some key styles that benefit greatly from lactose include:

  • Milk stouts - Achieve a rich, velvety mouthfeel

  • Cream ales - Balance sweetness and bitterness

  • NEIPAs - Counter intense hop bitterness with a smooth, creamy finish

    For these styles, adding lactose during the boil or secondary fermentation allows its sweet character to shine through.

    This 500g bag of lactose provides enough for multiple 5-gallon batches. Start with 250g-500g per batch and adjust to taste. Remember - lactose requires ale yeast strains that can tolerate higher residual sugars or naturally occurring sugars.

    Be sure to test your finished beer's body and sweetness profile before packaging. Proper lactose usage takes some experimentation but results in truly outstanding homebrew with no added sugar.

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Please do not use or drink if you are lactose intolerant

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