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Old 02-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Braggot or not?

Started this just over a week ago by combining parts of different recipes. Was wondering proper classification and any other thoughts.

A Nice Pear

Gluten-free Braggot
5 gallons

Ingredients:
5 lbs chopped pear
3.3 lbs sorghum
2 lbs clover honey
2 oz chopped ginger
1/2 tsp Irish moss
1/2 tsp pectic enzyme
1 tsp gypsum
1 oz Cascade hops
1/2 oz Millennium hops
1 pk champagne dry wine yeast

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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I thought a braggot was brewed with malt..? though the hops may give it the beer-like flavor.. 2# of honey seems low to me though... let us know how it tastes!

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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The "3.3 lbs sorghum" counts as the malt since this is gluten free. Some may not agree but if I am going to call a brew a braggot then there should be more honey than malt or sorghum. At least equal in weight. I would consider this more of a honey beer.

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Thanks, I'll update later.

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I thought a braggot was brewed with malt..? though the hops may give it the beer-like flavor.. 2# of honey seems low to me though... let us know how it tastes!
Originally braggot meant mead with hops...but we typically refer to it as a mead made with malt...guess both fly.
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I've decided to add 2 more pounds of honey when I transfer to secondary. I added the original 2 pounds after the boil but read later honey should be added after primary fermentation has finished.

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This is a perry/metheglin mix. Perry being pear mead metheglin neing with a spice (hops). Early on hops made it a braggot but not by todays standards.

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Mold ruined my brew! Thought I got rid of it when I transferred to 2ndary.

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The "3.3 lbs sorghum" counts as the malt since this is gluten free. Some may not agree but if I am going to call a brew a braggot then there should be more honey than malt or sorghum. At least equal in weight. I would consider this more of a honey beer.
When I brewed my first braggot I was also told on this forum it had to be at least 50% honey.
Actually the Mazer Cup mead competition Braggots require that honey must make up at least 20% of the recipe compared to grains. The addition of pears complicates the issue a bit but it is not a "honey beer"

http://www.mazercup.com/MCI_docs/mcm...guidelines.pdf
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