BASE FOR MILK STOUT

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Crin

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I'm just looking to do a milk stout next but am wondering if there's any particular kit that's better suited to the addition of lactose? I've done a coopers original which I think would work well and a St Peter's stout so was thinking of doing the Coopers Irish with lactose. any thoughts appreciated.
 

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Just take any Dry Irish stout you like and add 5% lactose. That's what I did to my house dry stout and it worked well
So I've managed to get both coopers original and Irish stout. Would the Irish be best?
 

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When I was doing kits I did the original stout but not the irish stout. Having said that I'd use the irish stout.

Btw Coopers kits are around 1.040 OG so you'll need to add 230g-250g Lactose for around 5%
 

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When I was doing kits I did the original stout but not the irish stout. Having said that I'd use the irish stout.

Btw Coopers kits are around 1.040 OG so you'll need to add 230g-250g Lactose for around 5%
I've decided to do a test of both kits, head to head. I'll do them exactly the same and see which is better. the plan is:

Coopers can,
4x espresso shots,
500g brew enhancer,
500g dextrose,
250g Extra dark DME
250g lactose

how does that sound?
 

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If your doing more than a kilo fermentables as per your recipe, this will lower the percentage of lactose. So I'd up it a bit to 300g
 

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unfortunately I only have 500g so I can either do one at 3-500 or two at 250. Think I'll try 250 just to get a baseline for the two kits.
 

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...fit a blow off tube. The Cooper's stout can get a little bit over excited.
 
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