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Old 06-26-2013, 11:08 PM   #1
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Still new to this, about to brew my third batch (first two where great!!). Was going to try and add some honey to a Bock kit that i have. But i have found nothing about how exactly to do this. Any suggestions on adding honey would be great.

Ill be using local honey from a friend that has several hives. Its just the straight with nothing done to it or added to it.

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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I understand honey to be nearly 100% fermentable, so it leaves little flavor and will dry a beer out. I've heard that you will get the most flavor if you add it at flameout or even add it to the primary after initial fermentation starts to slow.

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Old 06-27-2013, 01:34 AM   #3
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I understand honey to be nearly 100% fermentable, so it leaves little flavor and will dry a beer out. I've heard that you will get the most flavor if you add it at flameout or even add it to the primary after initial fermentation starts to slow.
not sure what flameout is. Im still quite new
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:36 AM   #4
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not sure what flameout is. Im still quite new
Flameout is the end of your boil when you turn the flame off on your burner. Sometimes it's also called knockout.
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IMO adding honey has been a great idea for my beers. I have made numerous styles with honey and I always add it at the 30 min mark.

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IMO adding honey has been a great idea for my beers. I have made numerous styles with honey and I always add it at the 30 min mark.
Are you replacing some of the other fermentables with it?
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No I have not replaced any fermentables. I've made a Honey Bee ale, Honey porter, honey belgans... Always, IMO, keep it at the 30 min mark. The honey flavor is great. If u want more of just an essence add it at the 10 min mark. Honestly adding honey is a great idea. Then when you tire of honey try agave nectar, fruit purée, and so many other options. Even try different honey options.

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Also if you have an email I have three good honey recipes. Love them all

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No I have not replaced any fermentables. I've made a Honey Bee ale, Honey porter, honey belgans... Always, IMO, keep it at the 30 min mark. The honey flavor is great. If u want more of just an essence add it at the 10 min mark. Honestly adding honey is a great idea. Then when you tire of honey try agave nectar, fruit purée, and so many other options. Even try different honey options.
Doesn't most if not all of the honey character burn off during the boil though if you add at 30min?
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I've never had that happen. You can taste the honey in the honey bee ale. The sweetness of the honey in the porter (which was my favorite). Frankly the honey in the Belgian was the only thing I looked for in that beer and the ABV was amazing.

It just depends on what your looking for in the honey essence. Do you want a honey taste or a honey aroma?

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