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  1. Jan 13, 2020 #21

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    Going back to your FG I would be looking to reduce that significantly otherwise you're going to end up with passionfruit beer syrup.
     
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    Is there anything I can do if it doesn't go below that?
     
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    Unfortunately not. Lactose is an unfermentable sugar.
     
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    I'm sure it'll turn out fine
     
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    Not wanting to piss on your bonfire, but a 1.036 FG puts it roughly in line with the unfermented wort of a 4% beer. I'm not convinced it will be fine.
     
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    No the extract will have a diverse effect on the fermentation, it has to be put in at the end of fermentation.
    + 1 to that.
     
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    Could I add more of the same yeast?
     
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    That's not going to do anything, as mentioned lactose cannot be fermented. The FG is never going to change. Only to change it now would be to dilute it (with water) but that would also significantly reduce the ABV and body.

    You never know it may be to your taste but you won't know that until it's stopped fermenting and you try it. Personally the only brews I've ever chucked away (and only once or twice) is where the fermentation has stuck usually somewhere around the 1.020 mark, I've tried to drink it but it's just too sweet and not very pleasant. Might be a different case with lactose though, never used it myself but had it in milk stouts etc.
     
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    I like sweet, that's not a problem.
     
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    I would normally suggest curbing the experimentation on earlier brews but if that's your thing, that's fine. It's going to be like beer syrup and undrinkable though.

    I'd recommend reading around the styles you like, to give you an idea on suggested ingredients and target gravities. You've already said in another thread that you are trying to be cost-conscious at the moment. You don't want to be spunking a load of cash on expensive drain cleaner.
     
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    Well put it this way I use 500 grams in stouts brewed to 30L and that’s quite sweet. Could be good though, we will never know until it’s all said and done!
     
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    I would agree. From reading your posts you are trying to gain experience. I would maybe start of with an IPA/pale ale and work from there. Get to know your setup and what works and what doesn't. Get to know your hops and what combinations work for you.
     

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