Originally Posted by dshaggy
Ok so none of these have blown up so far....The beer is good. There is a hint of honey, but the flavor is lacking somewhat. It seemed to clear up really fast after bottling, but is a little dry. Is this because I used pacman yeast? Just curious. The beer isn't bad by any means I just wish some more flavor would have been left behind after fermentation.
It's probably the honey. Honey fully ferments, so no residual sweetness is left behind like when you use malt. As counterintuitive as it seems, adding honey thins and dries out a beer, while malt extract gives it body and residual sweetness. Pacman yeast is very attenuative, too, but my bet is on the honey.
(By the way, next time, keep the carboy out of sun. Even a short time in the sun can cause some skunking of the hops. Throw a box over it, or keep it in the shade, if you're going to take it outside).