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i will add the lactose when taking off the lees into secondary , to clean up and relax,then leave to clear then bottle
 

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lactose sweetens and increases creamy flavor and head so i will be adding 500g when racking off the yeast , put in saucepan with a cup of cold water heat until dissolved cool then stir into beer. i will also be adding 500g of extra dark spray malt , and half a tin black treacle at the start, it will increase the alcohol a bit, but give a more complex flavor, might even add a touch of vanilla, with the lactose.
 
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lactose sweetens and increases creamy flavor and head so i will be adding 500g when racking of the yeast , put in saucepan with a cup of cold water heat until dissolved then stir into beer. i will also be adding 500g of extra dark spray malt , and half a tin black treacle at the start, it will increase the alcohol a bit, but give a more complex flavor, might even add a touch of vanilla, with the lactose.

Great one pal
I thought I'd disolve the lastose in a pan of water...but better to ask lol
Least I know now it prob better this way than in the boil like I've been doing...
 

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Brian lob it all in the bucket and ferment for two weeks ,then rack off the lees into a clean bucket add the lactose and seal under airlock for another 2 weeks for every thing to relax , the yeast to clean up any smells gas etc, also time to clear, then bottle i would use a flat teaspoon of sugar to carbonate in the warmth for two weeks, then 6 weeks in the cold conditioning, two days on the sugar is not long enough to carbonate crap instructions you would end up with flat beer,
 
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Brian lob it all in the bucket and ferment for two weeks ,then rack off the lees into a clean bucket add the lactose and seal under airlock for another 2 weeks for every thing to relax , the yeast to clean up any smells gas etc, also time to clear, then bottle i would use a flat teaspoon of sugar to carbonate in the warmth for two weeks, then 6 weeks in the cold conditioning, two days on the sugar is not long enough to carbonate crap instructions you would end up with flat beer,

Yeah just like most kits...
Once you done one there's not much difference!!
After 30+ years of kits and hundreds of them TBH AG where it's at!!
Good one on the full lever spoon of sugar to prime..better to save n sorry with a Lil fizz when de-crown the bottle lol
 

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i will be bucketing mine next week just waiting on a cider coming off, then will make this stout . Then fire it into the back bedroom at the side of the radiator and forget about it until new year. Going to stick a lager on too its perfect weather for brewing with a lager yeast.
 

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i will be bucketing mine next week just waiting on a cider coming off, then will make this stout . Then fire it into the back bedroom at the side of the radiator and forget about it until new year. Going to stick a lager on too its perfect weather for brewing with a lager yeast.


Hey Tanzanite can you tell me how you got on with this kit?? Have you tasted any bottles yet and did you add anything to it yourself..

Seem like everyone that tried it really liked it so looking forward to doing it..

Also can you tell me how much sugar you used to batch prime??

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Hey Tanzanite can you tell me how you got on with this kit?? Have you tasted any bottles yet and did you add anything to it yourself..

Seem like everyone that tried it really liked it so looking forward to doing it..

Also can you tell me how much sugar you used to batch prime??

Thanks

I have not tried it yet, i think its best not to add any thing to a kit the first time you make it that will change the taste, i added 300g of Lactose dissolved in a half pint of boiling water at the end of fermentation when i put it into a second FV to rest and clear for two week before bottling this was to improve head, body and just sweeten a touch, i used half teaspoon of brown demerera sugar becareful of over carbing stouts. you can add vanilla , hazel nut , chocolate , essences at the same stage as adding the lactose but try the kit el natural first time then to have a starting base to twiddle :lol::thumb:
 

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I have not tried it yet, i think its best not to add any thing to a kit the first time you make it that will change the taste, i added 300g of Lactose dissolved in a half pint of boiling water at the end of fermentation when i put it into a second FV to rest and clear for two week before bottling this was to improve head, body and just sweeten a touch, i used half teaspoon of brown demerera sugar becareful of over carbing stouts. you can add vanilla , hazel nut , chocolate , essences at the same stage as adding the lactose but try the kit el natural first time then to have a starting base to twiddle :lol::thumb:

Ok so what I'm going to do is add the loctose to the kit and leave it at that for my first time and see how I enjoy it and I can mess with the flavourings after that...

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You was inpressed with the ruby red I started one 10 days ago. Going to bottle it Tuesday how long did you have it in the bottles please before drinking.
 

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Ok so what I'm going to do is add the loctose to the kit and leave it at that for my first time and see how I enjoy it and I can mess with the flavourings after that...

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Yes i think thats a good idea. dont forget stout takes a few months to condition to its best after bottling.:thumb:
 

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So I tried a BrewDog stout at the weekend and it had coconut essence in it and it tasted very good and thinking of doing something like that to my stout... Could someone tell me how much to put in if I was?? Might try Coconut it Vanilla...

Also could someone give me a figure on the about if. Rewind sugars to add to batch prime please..

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Ok so had an OG of 1047 and a week after it was 1017 so moved it into secondary after 12 days and still had a reading of 1017...

I added 300g of lactose will transferring to secondary but there just seems to be very little life and stuck on 1017, should I just leave it for a few days and take another reading or what??

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Anybody able to help me on this?? Seems I have gone to 1020 now defo no sign of it going down anymore.. It was 1017 on the 28/2/17 and 1020 now??

Is there a way to kick start the fermentation again or just prime and bottle??

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Anybody able to help me on this?? Seems I have gone to 1020 now defo no sign of it going down anymore.. It was 1017 on the 28/2/17 and 1020 now??

Is there a way to kick start the fermentation again or just prime and bottle??

Thanks

Have you got bubbles on the hydrometer?
Spin it in the measuring cylinder and see if the reading changes.

I made this last year and it stopped at around 1.015. I bottled it and it came a bit gassy but the creamy head was quite satisfying. A good kit.
 
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