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Old 12-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Im using 1# of Orange Blossom Honey for my next recipie i was wondering if this is good for a Coopers lager?



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Old 12-01-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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NO CLUE!? Sounds like it might be good, I don't see any issues other then taste- worth a try I'd say.



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I've added honey to every batch of brew Ive ever made; from extract to all grain and the results have been fantastic. Each pound has the same gravity potential as a pound of grain, which is.. Im not sure but I think about .7 lb of pale malt extract. Just like with liquid extract make sure to remove from heat when stirring it in.

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:51 PM   #4
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Just like with liquid extract make sure to remove from heat when stirring it in.
NOT!
If you heat it, don't waste your time...just add the extra pound of extract and forget about it.
I recommend that ALL honey additions be done on day 3 of the ferment, and NOT mixed in. Just pour it in the fermenter at room temp, and leave it alone! This process allows a healthy colony of yeast to digest the honey, and also provides that you are not going to destroy the flavors of the honey by boiling the hell out of it.
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I've added honey to every batch of brew Ive ever made; from extract to all grain and the results have been fantastic. Each pound has the same gravity potential as a pound of grain, which is.
this isn't true. honey is much more fermentable and will not give you the same gravity potential as a pound of grain.
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OK so you add it to your fermenter. What about after that? Will the yeast take care of it enough so you don't end up with a big sticky blog on the bottom of your carboy when you rack to the next stage?

My Honey Wheat desires this info!

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According to beer smith 1 lb honey was the same potential as 1lb grain as long as I read it right. As far as adding in your fermenter, you can recommend whatever you like, and Im sure the flavors of the honey are different/better when adding to the secondary. This is how Ive made every batch and its been great. I don't get as much of the honey flavor but it ends up making a nice flavor all around. I may go for this other way on my next batch

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OK so you add it to your fermenter. What about after that?
Leave it alone. You are going to add it on day 2 or 3, there will be a HUGE party of Yeast just looking for some more sugar to devour at that point. The yeast will seak it out and Mix it up!
Seriously...dump it in there, then put it away. The yeast activity will stir it up, and it will all be fine. If you go to jacking with it, you're going to either oxygenate the beer, or you're going to give it an infection. Open the honey container, remove the lid, dump the honey in, replace the lid, go watch TV.

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That sounds delicious Any idea then what kind of abv to expect? I may boil half the money I usually do then add the other half to the fermenter like you're saying on the next batch I do.

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That sounds delicious Any idea then what kind of abv to expect? I may boil half the money I usually do then add the other half to the fermenter like you're saying on the next batch I do.

AVERAGES HERE....Hightest would stroke out if he had to deal with this kind of generalization.....Honey will raise the gravity of 1 gallon of water .033 points. So, 1 gallon of water + 1# of honey = Sg, 1.033 / 5 = and adjusting for the fact that you're not going to get the full # in there, you should raise your abv by arould 8/10 of a %.


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