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Old 03-28-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone attempted priming with honey ? I may attempt with my next batch using a half cup diluted and boiled with a cup of water. Does this sound worthy of a shot ? Any advice or comments are appreciated.

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
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It's pretty common in meads.

I think I'd use closer to 1/3 cup or so; I think 1/2 cup might be a bit high carbonation.

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Old 03-28-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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No problem priming with honey. Honey is about 95% fermentable which puts it up there with most simple sugars. I'm not sure you'd get any lingering honey taste by doing this, but I've never tried it myself so I can't say for sure.

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In my first brewing life about 15-20 years ago one of the best batches I made was primed with honey. I have a friend who still mentions that brew from time to time. I can't begin to remember what it was other than the honey primer though.

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I've bottled with honey many times. Comes out just fine. Heat the honey on the stove with 2 cups of water to boiling. Let cool..... Calculator for amount of honey:

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...rbonation.html

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