hist-brewing: Lactose in mead?

Magnus the Black jcorvo at swbell.net
Wed Jul 19 19:23:54 PDT 2000


Before letting anyone else drink it let them know it has lactose in it
because some of us have SEVERE problems with it and it normally isn't an
expected ingrediant.


WyteRayven at aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 7/18/00 3:20:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ariann at nmia.com
> writes:
> 
> Thanks to everyone for the responses to my questions! I have decided that I
> am going to try two methods. I am going to make a batch of peach mead and add
> lactose to it and see what happens, and I am also going to make a batch and
> try adding milk or cream to it when it is done.
> 
> I'm not too sure about the second method, though. My thought is that the
> cream will curdle rather then blend smoothly...
> 
> Also......I have no idea how much lactose to add....I want to do a one gallon
> batch, and I am leaning towards having about three pounds of honey. I think
> that this would come out better with a less alcoholic mead than a higher
> alcoholic mead. The lactose should add some sweetness so I am hoping that it
> doesn't ferment out too dry.....
> 
> Several people have suggested trying an ale yeast. One person has
> specifically suggested Belgian. What other ale yeast's would be good to
> consider for a fruity mead?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Dawn
> 
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