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Old 05-15-2012, 09:53 PM   #11
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Just a quick question? How much honey did you start with to get to 6# caramelized

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #12
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Well, to be honest, I'm using 6 pounds of honey and caramelizing that. Not sure what it will end up like when i'm done. I don't really have the means of weighing it

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #13
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of course. that makes a lot more sense

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #14
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now the fact that i'm using 6lbs doesn't really have much science behind it other than the fact that i usually use about 14lbs for my meads, but dont want this stuff to be very potent. i figure i usually can get around 15%abv using around 14, so from the honey i should be getting around 7.5%abv and maybe a few more points from the mashed grains. one thing i'm also considering is that i may not want to burn the honey too much as to make it inedible for the yeast, either. my gravity readings will tell the full story as i experiment with this little concoction, and i'll certainly be keeping this thread up to date.

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #15
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i probably should have asked this earlier, how big of a batch is this going to be?

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5 gallons

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #17
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Well, to be honest, I'm using 6 pounds of honey and caramelizing that. Not sure what it will end up like when i'm done. I don't really have the means of weighing it
Weigh the pot alone, then weigh after the boil with the honey still in it and subtract the weight of the pot. Ta-duh!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:40 AM   #18
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Good idea, but I'm not very worried about it. When I said that I don't have a way to weigh it, I mean that the only thing in my house that resembles a scale is my power measure for reloading bullets and it measures in grains.

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Old 08-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #19
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Any update on this? I have some leftover hops and grains and a big pile of organic clover honey... THinking of making a black braggot.

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:14 AM   #20
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I have an apple cinnamon Bochet Braggot coming along. It smells wounderfull. I think the Bochet aspect really compliments a braggot.

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