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Old 09-02-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Ok so I've tried making a honey beer I started a small batch 1 lb of of honey and 2 lbs of light malt extract for 2 gallons all went well not too strong. But it's not ended up tasting good. So I was thinking of blending it with a plain beer any ideas anyone? I was thinking 2/1 plain to honey?

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Old 09-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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If you give it another go try using honey malt as steeping grain. Honey is completely fermentable and won't leavr much flavor.
That's alot of honey for the amount of extract you were using which is why your tastes off.

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Plus one to above poster. You will only get honey flavour from honey if you add it to the fermentor, but watch your amounts.

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Old 09-04-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Cheers so either use honey malt or add after and add carb

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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+1 on the honey malt suggestion.

I am not so sure that adding honey later in the process is going to make a difference. The issue is that it's full of simple sugars that the yeast will consume until completely gone. Unless you actually pasteurize the beer or otherwise stop the fermentation, they yeast are going to completely consume the honey regardless of when it's added.

I suppose one could add the honey, pasteurize, and then force carbonate, but adding honey malt would seem to me to be the easier solution.

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Here's a helpful article by Brad Smith of Beersmith on brewing with honey. He suggests not boiling the honey at all in order to preserve the flavor and aroma.

http://beersmith.com/blog/2009/09/05...er-with-honey/

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for responding it does look like I used to much honey .
Any ideas as to watering it down with another beer does anyone have ideas on that ?

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1 good beer + 1 bad beer = 1 bad beer

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Old 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #9
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #10
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How about making a Radler/Shandy with the honey beer?

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