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Old 01-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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All: Would I notice any honey aroma and/or flavor with honey being only 4% of the fermentables?

I've got an American Wheat fermenting right now (2 days in and going strong) and I'm considering adding honey to primary with it.

It had an OG of 1.050, and I mashed at 152. I'm big on balance, and I know honey will dry out the final beer a bit, but keeping the amount within reason, I think this beer could benefit from it if I can get any subtle aroma from it.


Any thoughts or suggestions?


Here's my recipe without the honey:

50% Wheat Malt
45% 2Row
5% C-10

Tettnang @ 60Min - 14IBU
Tettnang @ 15Min - 7IBU
Tettnange @ 0Min

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Contrary to all of the suggestions and advice above, I decided not to.

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IME Honey malt is the better option for the flavor and aroma of honey. The times I have used real honey I have not been able to detect much of anything honey related. I think you made the right choice.

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