From the HBD Archive
Subject: Adding Dextrin or Lactose
Date: 1989-02-01 16:08:02 GMT

>> I would like to add a bit of Dextrin (non-fermentable sugar) to my
>> priming mix.... [Asks how much.]

> From: hplabs!harvard!ima!wang7!klm
I have used lactose (another unfermentable sugar) with success. As I
recall, 1/4 cup was plenty. I would certainly use no more than 1/2 cup
of dextrin powder- that will give the beer lots of body.

Lactose (milk sugar) can give a saccahin taste if not used in moderation.
It should be fine in small amounts in dark beers. It is traditionally
used in "milk stout." Don't use this stuff to balance your Pilsner.
I had some frustrating results in last year's competition, but I think

- Len Reed

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