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Old 06-07-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
May 2007
Basalt, CO
Posts: 211

For my 3rd brew, I'd like to make an American Wheat with a little honey in it. After it ferments I'll be adding cherries to the secondary.

Is it okay to add say 1/2 to 1# of honey to the recipe? The only thing it will change is the OG and some flavor, correct?

Here's what I"m thinking
6.6# Wheat/Barley Malt Extract (50/50)
1 oz Hallertauer Hops (60 min)
.5-1 oz Hallertauer Hops (5 min)
5-6# cherry puree or frozen cherries
.5-1# Honey

German wheat beer yeast
Lazy Eye Brewery
In Primary: Belgian Leviathan IIPA
In Secondary:Leviathan IIPA
Drinking:09-09-09 Barleywine

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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Jul 2006
Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 175

I'm getting ready to keg my honey wheat tomorrow. If a little honey flavor is what you're after, the only real way to get it is by steeping some honey malt. Honey itself ferments completely, so it with give it a ABV boost, but it's flavor contributions will be minimal.

For mine I steeped 1/2 lb Honey Malt along with 1/2 lb flaked wheat in a grain bag. At flameout I added 2 lbs orange blossom honey. Fermentation took off like a rocket! When I tasted my sample on rackin' day, the honey taste and aroma came through beautifully
Primaries: Centennial IPA
Conditioning: Duseldorf Altbier, '07 Barleywine
On-tap: Dunkelweizen
Also pouring: Weizen-bock, Solstice Ale '06

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