Here's my "barebones" recipe so far. I'm a Partial Mash brewer - this is a 2.5G batch.
Golden Honey Ale
Brew Type: Extract Date: 10/09/2011
Style: Blonde Ale Brewer:
Batch Size: 2.50 gal Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 2.86 gal Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating (50 possible points): 35.0
Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
2.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 66.7 %
0.75 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 52.3 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (15 min) Hops 8.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50%] (5 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
1.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 33.3 %
1 Pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.049 SG (1.038-1.054 SG) Measured Original Gravity: 1.055 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.012 SG (1.008-1.013 SG) Measured Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Color: 5.6 SRM (3.0-6.0 SRM) Color [Color]
Bitterness: 65.4 IBU (15.0-28.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 3.4 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4.8 % (3.8-5.5 %) Actual Alcohol by Volume: 5.3 %
Actual Calories: 246 cal/pint
Sadly I just found out that Honey Malt is impossible to get in the UK, which made up 0.5lb of additional malt originally. I'm stuck for any extras, but I would like this to be unique - smooth (as in not sharp,) light and sweet. So here's what I need figuring, or need to figure, out;
- Is 1lb of Honey too much and should I look for other options to add a sweet flavour?
- What other malts or adjuncts would suit this type of beer?
- How do I prime using Honey/Golden Syrup? I'd imagine it needs mixing with water a little, but how do I get the right quantity? I'd also like to steep something in for flavour or "nose" at this point, like you do with ginger etc - what would work?