- MemberMarch 23, 2020 at 3:34 pm
Does anyone have a good replacement for lactose? I am lactose intolerant but I want to try to brew a milkshake IPA or a milk stout. Is there anything I can do to replace lactose in those recipes?
- MemberMarch 23, 2020 at 3:51 pm
I don’t believe there is a perfect 1-1, but a combination of things can definitely help you. Lactose has an effect on sweetness, mouthfeel, and flavor. If I were replacing it, this is what I would do:
Mouthfeel – Add 1.5 to 2 lbs of flaked oats to add a silky. creamy mouthfeel.
Flavor – add a small amount of vanilla extract to add just a bit of cream-like flavor.
Sweetness – If you are ok with non-fermentable sugars, add something to increase the sweetness. Xylitol is generally considered to be the best non-fermentable sugar for sweetening other than lactose.
- MemberMarch 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Try adding some turbinado (Sugar In The Raw) in the last 10 minutes of your boil. I like the idea of oats for mouthfeel too. Not sure about the vanilla.
- MemberMarch 23, 2020 at 4:21 pm
One other thing you can try is to mash at a higher temperature than usual, maybe around 158° to decrease the fermentability of the wort and make it fuller-bodied and sweeter.
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