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dibby33 04-14-2008 12:30 AM

SG of Honey
Simple question - but cannot find the answer!

What is the OG of honey? ...and how to add it in BeerSmith?
i.e. In the ingredients page what values should I use for :
Type : should this be sugar or extract
Yeild / Potential : What is the SG / OG.


SuperiorBrew 04-14-2008 01:04 AM

1.035 I believe

Edit: I just looked and Honey was already in my BeerSmith, I did not have to add it so maybe you can download the newest 1.04 version

malkore 04-15-2008 10:46 PM

That sounds correct. mid 30's for gravity per lb per gallon. honey varies a lot...cheap honey may have a lot of water in it...really thick honey has less water.

I'd stick with 1.035 and just be aware that there's gonna be some variance.

dibby33 04-15-2008 11:00 PM

Cheers. i was getting confused in BeerSmith. i was changing the amount of honey and the ABV wasn't changing. This was because I was looking in the wrong place! Human error!

z987k 04-15-2008 11:02 PM

I took a picture when we had a lot of honey before it all went to mead.


potatoe 04-16-2008 04:29 PM

i can't read the Hydro. Whats it say?

z987k 04-16-2008 04:57 PM


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malkore 04-17-2008 10:50 PM

the hydrometer says "too thick"

dibby33 04-21-2008 02:17 AM


Originally Posted by malkore
the hydrometer says "too thick"

Like the OPs operation of beersmith ;)

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