hist-brewing: Lactose in mead?

Chris Peters celticbard at cyburban.com
Sun Jul 16 09:35:34 PDT 2000


Actually the lactose used in most stouts is for a creamier head. I don't believe it will work in a meade. It will probably turn out cloudy. Give it a try and tell us
what happens! (may try this myself, my curiosity is aroused!)

WyteRayven at aol.com wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have been considering trying to make something like a "peaches and cream" type of mead.
>
> My thought was to make a peach mead and add lactose (isn't that the milk sugar used in cream stouts?) to help sweeten, but mostly to add some creaminess to the mead.
>
> Has anyone tried this? Do you think this type of approach would work? Would the resulting mead be clear or cloudy?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dawn
>
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