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Old 03-25-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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I've used it in cider before but never beer...i have 3lbs of it and have no use for it. Suggestions? Recipes?



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Old 03-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Make a gallon of mead.



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Old 03-25-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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Use the search function and you'll find plenty of info, there's been a new thread on that topic posted the last 3 days (including one an hour ago) and even a couple last week....there's plenty of info here on it, and recipes.

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Old 03-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
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ive used it in Charlie Papazian's Belgian Grand Cru recipe (bought as a kit from Northern Brewer, but I think its literally the same recipe or really close).

i added 2 lbs of wheat DME to that recipe and the combination of the wheat and honey was nice, though definitely a touch of sweetness is noticeable in the beer. I think a large part of it depends on when you dump the honey into the boil.

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:19 PM   #5
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I'm going to use it this weekend for the first time.

Check out this article:

honey article on byo

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Old 03-25-2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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I love a good honey porter.

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Old 03-26-2008, 05:53 AM   #7
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If you haven't decided on a recipe, check out Wild's belgian wit (blue moon clone) recipe. It's better than fantastic.

see: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost.php?p=41799&postcount=5

I made my batches with 3.2kg of LME and 2.2lbs of honey, higher gravity but still finished at 1.006. And it was amazing. I do all grain now and I'm trying to replicate the results.

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Honey is definitely liquid gold. I recommend reading How To Brew....then adding honey to the appropriate beers......i.e. Stout, Pale Ale, Dubbel, etc. Or...make a mead...or....add it to Edwort's Apfelwein as I just tried (awesome.....takes even longer, but it's SO worth it.....).....

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Old 03-27-2008, 12:03 AM   #9
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I use honey in several beers as well as cider. It will add 1% abv per pound. Takes a little longer to ferment and condition, but well worth the wait

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:32 AM   #10
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I recently did a Honey IPA with 2.5 lbs honey and a Honey Brown with 2.5 lbs as well.
Thought it would be a great idea to add gravity since I have a small mashtun. I will probably age them for a while. Will probably be great this summer. OGs were 1.066 and 1.062. Everyone should make, consume, and distribute Mead, it's great.



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