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Old 02-08-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Min Qty of Honey for Flavor.

I have a 5g hard lemonade batch that is nearing completion. It started about 1.09 and is now close to 1.015. It was a simple (10 cans of concentrate, 2kg of dextrose, champagne yeast recipe)

I plan to kill fermenation and force carb in a keg soon. I do not want it to get too sweet, but would like a hint of honey.


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Can anyone recommend a type and an approximate addition of honey? I will tune it later, but would like a ballpark to start with.

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My understanding is that I would boil the honey in a small qty of water (maybe 1:1) and mix it into the carboy. Anything fancy required?

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Old 02-08-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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I can't answer your full question but consensus around seems to be get the honey to 170-180 to pasteurize it but don't boil it to retain the honey flavor. Just fyi, 1# honey in 1 gallon of water gets you 1.035

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Just looking for a ballpark on the qty of honey.... no set recipe or attempt to mimic any particular flavor.

Can you taste..... 0.12lbs, 0.25 lb, 0.5lb, 1lbs, 2lbs, 4lbs... in 5 gallon?

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