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Old 11-15-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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As anyone ever tried honey instead of granulated sugar for carbonation!?
I thought it might give a different taste?
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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I put honey in everything. It is a sugar so it will do the job, not usually enough in a priming solution to taste it though.
It mostly ferments out, leaving very little actual honey flavor. Honey is its own animal so the same amount of a different honey, or even the next batch of honey from the same hive, can ferment out different amounts of sugars and taste different.
It works fine for bottling, give it a try. Use a bit more than you would for granulated sugar, due to the weight of water in honey.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #3
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I did this a couple years ago. Didn't give a definite honey flavor, but it gave the IPA I brewed a little more complexity... I bottled 5 gallons of the same brew with plain sugar... Just add an extra 10% honey by weight. I use 5 ounces sugar to prime, but I use 5.5 ounces honey...

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Look at the 'Similar Threads' listing at the bottom of the page. Also, this has been discussed (almost to death) already even recently. Try using the search feature before posting up a question next time..

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Look at the 'Similar Threads' listing at the bottom of the page. Also, this has been discussed (almost to death) already even recently. Try using the search feature before posting up a question next time..
Thanks for your advise golddiggie, but I like to start a thread for my own questions so I can reply to any advise directly so that I can ask additional questions that may be relevant for my advantage. . That way they know who I am and what I'm talking about etc etc ;-)
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By the way, thanks guys. Appreciate your time and it's great advise as always.

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Thanks for your advise golddiggie, but I like to start a thread for my own questions so I can reply to any advise directly so that I can ask additional questions that may be relevant for my advantage. . That way they know who I am and what I'm talking about etc etc ;-)
You CAN add posts to other threads and you'll be notified when someone answers... BUT, this has already been covered in many threads. Adding another for your reasons is [IMO] invalid.
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Agreed...there are some many threads on here on honey, maybe we need a sticky on one of them or something. I only use honey and love the results.

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You CAN add posts to other threads and you'll be notified when someone answers... BUT, this has already been covered in many threads. Adding another for your reasons is [IMO] invalid.
Really Dosent matter golddiggie. If it bores you then don't bother replying mate. There are plenty
That really don't mind giving advise time and time over.. And I enjoy the converse as do they. :-)
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Agreed...there are some many threads on here on honey, maybe we need a sticky on one of them or something. I only use honey and love the results.
Do you add more than the recommended granulated sugar mate? Thanks for your reply!
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