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Adding lactose to a Vanilla Porter.... Good idea or bad?

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I'm making a Vanilla Porter on Thursday. I was thinking about adding 4 oz. of lactose to give it a silky, creamy mouth feel. Is this a good idea or bad? 

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Lactose would be added for a milk stout, not a Vanilla Porter.  Supposed to be roasty, not sweet.  

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I'm with Bonsai, go for it.  I can't see it hurting the final product.

 

 

 

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Great idea! I've been playing around with variations on chocolate porters with lactose sugar, and I've been quite happy with the results.

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I would do it.  Since it is a Vanilla Porter you are looking for a little sweetness anyway. 

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Thanks for the input! I'm going to go for it! Cheers!

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Just so we're not all dogpiling on @RickBeer, I would add that if being true to the style is super important to you, you might want to reconsider, but it is tasty nonetheless.

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9 minutes ago, MRB Tim said:

Just so we're not all dogpiling on @RickBeer, I would add that if being true to the style is super important to you, you might want to reconsider, but it is tasty nonetheless.

I'm going for taste, not style.

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