hist-brewing: Lactose fermentability

BeerBloke beerbloke at btinternet.com
Wed Sep 4 12:07:22 PDT 2002

Randy posted this:
> Regarding horse milk and its sugar content, try this link:
> http://classes.aces.uiuc.edu/AnSci308/milkcomp.html
> It does have higher lactose content (6.1 percent) compared to cows
> 5 percent), as well as about a third of the fat.
> Apparently, lactose is by far the main sugar in all mammals except
> marsupials.

 I was always under the impression that lactose was unfermentable, have
I been given bad information? I've used it in the past when making sweet
stouts because it was unfermentable. Or so I thought.

BeerBloke aka Phil
Wibblers Brewery
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