Well after a month or so, doin the waiting game, and after everyones help from the forum chipping in here and there, i finally had the gratifying taste of my third brew. I must say its the best one yet.
The taste and color were exactly what i wanted. Everyone kept asking me if i could make some more and sell it to them. So i take it thats a good sign. It ended up at around 6% with the honey, and brown sugar i put into it to boost the abv.
heres another success story to add to the books.