Originally Posted by saramc
Alright Arpolis....how much approximate water to that 8.5oz honey & what temp?
Ah i did not add that sorry. I added 1.5 liters worth. Basically filled up the small carboy I am using, dumped that into the ginger, boiled for a bit and then added to the honey. After just over an hour I reduce the volume by 2/3. It had a nice dark toffee color to it and smelled really nice.
In larger batches of bochet I have done about 3 parts water to one part honey, and end up adding a few cups of water as it reduces to keep the water to honey ratio up if I am not at my target color.
The temp on this was on a high flame with the gas stove. Never took an actual temp of it. I may need to do that in the future. This only took an hour to get to the color I wanted. Usually for larger batches I run it at a lower temp at about a medium low flame to keep the level of the boil down. My pots are not that big and I constantly have to fight it from boiling over. When I do that it may take close to 2 hours to reach the same level of color.