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Old 07-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #11
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I'm in no position to argue with the hop chart. You are absolutely right. I must have been in an IPA frame of mind when I made that comment.

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #12
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If you believe the hops chart that actually falls right into evenly balanced. With adding honey and using 3711 I'd expect that saison to go dry which would make the hop bitterness more pronounced.
Thanks! That chart looks pretty helpful!
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #13
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Ill take a starting gravity reading. How can I get an accurate reading after honey is added, and again when fermentation slows to a crawl to figure out the final ABV?

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
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The gravity added by the honey is more of an assumption than a measurement. I don't have beersmith handy, but if you are using brewing software, and honey is entered in your recipe, then it will calculate it for you.

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #15
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Honey typically adds 7 gravity points/#. Remember to take that into account when you are taking your OG reading, too.

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The gravity added by the honey is more of an assumption than a measurement. I don't have beersmith handy, but if you are using brewing software, and honey is entered in your recipe, then it will calculate it for you.
Im using BeerToolsPro. I have the honey in my recipe, but there's no option for adding in to primary. Currently in the software I have it as a late kettle addition. Would the final abv be the same regardless of when the addition happened in relation to the boil?

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Honey typically adds 7 gravity points/#. Remember to take that into account when you are taking your OG reading, too.
I could see this info being helpful. Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #17
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Yep. It will be the same regardless of when it is added. Sugars don't boil away. To get your actual OG just add 7 pts/# to your post chill measurement.

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Yep. It will be the same regardless of when it is added. Sugars don't boil away. To get your actual OG just add 7 pts/# to your post chill measurement.
Great. That all makes sense. I appreciate all the help.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #19
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So, if I reduce the amount of honey malt to say...0.5#, should I increase the DME? I could by as much as 13 oz.

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #20
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That's totally at your discretion. It will gain you some fermentables(alcohol), but that's about it. The beer will be great either way.

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