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Old 03-16-2010, 01:12 AM   #1
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I brewed my first hefenwiezen and I put some pure raspberry honey in it will this make high gravity that will bitter my beer? I just put as much honey as I thought!

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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It will increase your gravity and it will sweeten your beer not bitter it.

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:20 AM   #3
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This hefenwiezens origianl gravity was 6.1 before I altered it with honey so what do you think about 2 pounds of honey to this batch will raise my from what to what?

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:27 AM   #4
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I think your hydrometer reading was faulty. 6.1 isn't a valid reading at all.

2 pounds of honey in a 5 gallon batch may raise the gravity by about 14 points, but it really depends on the honey. Each one is a bit different.

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Yeah just make sure to leave it in the primary a little bit longer than normal. My experience is that honey takes much longer to ferment

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