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Old 04-21-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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Could someone give me a good honey wheat or honey ale extract recipe. The Dude has one on his signature for a B's Honey Wheat that looks good, but I don't have the setup for an all-grain yet. My LHBS didn't have a recipe and I haven't found on while "working" today. Any recipes would be greatly appreciated. Again, an extract recipe. Thanks

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Old 04-21-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
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This is my only brew to date. It's a Honey Cream Ale. I'll bottle it Sunday, but the sample I took last night has a very subtle honey smell to it, and not much honey taste at this point. I'm hoping that'll come out a bit as it ages.

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Muchas Gracias. Looks tasty

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I'm guessing you steep the grains in that recipe for 30-45 mins prior to the boil? Is that the only time you use any honey is what you derive from flavor from the grain?

On a side note, I was under the impression that most Honey Wheat's, etc. weren't flavored with Honey, but had their AC increased with the boiling of the honey and how it reacts with the yeast. I'm probably off with that, but it's a Friday and the brain has been taxed this week.

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Sorry, should have added detail. I steeped for 25 minutes at 160ºF, then brought to boil. That's it for honey.
I'm unsure about other beers, but the owner at my LHBS recommended the Gambrinus Honey Malt. It looks like it'll turn out fine. Sorry I can't give you a better idea of what it'll taste like yet.

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yeah most honey ales use honey, but honey malt also gives a nice sweetish flavor.

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Speaking of honey pale ales (and sorry for the hijack), but what type of hop would you use to dry hop with?

Mine definitely needs some dry hops. I would think flowery, not citrusey/grapefruitey, but that is just me. What do you guys think? Please cite specific examples of what you'd use.

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Speaking of honey pale ales (and sorry for the hijack), but what type of hop would you use to dry hop with?

Mine definitely needs some dry hops. I would think flowery, not citrusey/grapefruitey, but that is just me. What do you guys think? Please cite specific examples of what you'd use.
i'd think i go with something more floral and spicy also, but a little citrus will also work well. because i hate wasting hops i'd almost go wth the leftover glacier and cascade from your recipe if you have them. i think simcoe could be nice also. cluster?
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Sorry, should have added detail. I steeped for 25 minutes at 160ºF, then brought to boil. That's it for honey.
I'm unsure about other beers, but the owner at my LHBS recommended the Gambrinus Honey Malt. It looks like it'll turn out fine. Sorry I can't give you a better idea of what it'll taste like yet.

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Thanks for the info, Kevin. I plan on brewing this in the next couple weeks or so. I looks great.
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No sweat.

See if you can hold off two weeks. I'll give you a review of what it tastes like.
I think it should be a very nice beer. Somewhere around 5.6-5.8% ABV.

Mine finished at 1.012, and should have started around 1.055 (botched my first reading with hydrometer, didn't stir wort enough).

I also used a Lallemand Nottingham dry yeast.

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