Originally Posted by mc_eric
I've never heard that before, actually. For what it's worth, I've always just added honey during the last 5 minutes of the boil, and those beers turned out great.
Why shouldn't you boil honey? Does it boil off some of the flavor or something?
I've never brewed with honey before, I'm just repeating what I've read elsewhere. Last five minutes is fine, I'm sure, and if it has worked for you in the past then go for it. I thought you meant that you were going to boil the honey for the full hour.
As I understand it, boiling it for a while would boil off the flavor, yes.
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