Originally Posted by Sippin37
I added the honey at flameout and I could definitely taste the honey in this brew. It was subtle but I could tell it was there. I loved it for that exact reason, subtle but noticeable.
My first attempt at this recipe (AG) is still in my fermentor and should be ready to bottle this weekend. However, I have made two batches doing extract with a recipe similar to this one and I too have added honey at flameout both times and I too could tell it was there. Not overpowering but noticeable and very good.
EDIT: I decided to go ahead and take a gravity reading today as this thread piqued my interest on how my first attempt at this AG recipe turned out. Gravity reading was about 1.016 after an OG of 1.068 so I'm happy about that. But what I am most happy about is how this thing tastes! This was a close as you could come to being the real thing! I thought my extract version of this brew turned out pretty good and this bacth absolutely kick's the ass of my last two extract versions of this recipe! I can't wait to bottle this brew and start drinking it!
Btw, I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I cut back on the amount of ginger I used. I was told by someone at Great Lakes that they use equal parts of ginger and cinnamon. So in my first attempts at brewing this I used 1.25 oz of ginger and 1.25 oz of cinnamon sticks. For this AG batch, I cut the ginger back to just .75 oz and kept the cinnamon sticks at 1.25 oz and I really think that is a good ratio. Oh, and I steeped the ginger and cinnamon in a muslin hop sack for the entire 60 minute boil and into the cooling stage and removed them when I racked to my fermenting bucket which was also recommended by Great Lakes...