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Old 06-01-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
Jun 2009
Elizabeth, Indiana
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If I got a brown ale kit with about 5 lbs of malt, how much Honey would you add to mke it a Honey Brown?

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Old 06-01-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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A brewer/friend once told me that they contract brew a honey raspberry beer, each 20 bbl batch got exactly one ladle of honey… so as long as there is “some” honey in there you can call it a honey brown. If you want to taste the honey I would go with at least a pound of flavorful (local, dark, unpasteurized) honey. Add it either to the kettle after the boil (if you want to play it safe) or to the fermenter after primary fermentation is slowing down (if you want to maximize the honey aromatics for your buck).
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:03 PM   #3
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or just use honey malt. I use it in my honey nut brown, tastes great!

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Old 06-01-2009, 08:17 PM   #4
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I put 1-2 lbs of honey in at flameout.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #5
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I have added 1 lbs at flameout with very good results.

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #6
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Modesto, CA
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I use 2 pounds of honey at flameout with good results.

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