hist-brewing: Lactose fermentability

Ruadh ruadh at drum.org
Thu Sep 5 06:08:27 PDT 2002


I remember a woman in our brewers guild who was talking about a drink 
called "leche de mama" that was basically fermented goats milk.  I can try 
to find out the details from her if anyone is interested.

Ruadh

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, BeerBloke wrote:

> 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
> (about
> > 5 percent), as well as about a third of the fat.
> > Apparently, lactose is by far the main sugar in all mammals except
> some
> > 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
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> 
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