Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > new brewer here need your advice!!! whiskey in beer?
Thread Tools
Old 03-22-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston, massachusettes
Posts: 755
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default new brewer here need your advice!!! whiskey in beer?

ok just started brewing for the first time ive read the books and watched the videos brewed one batch so far and am starting a second. That aside i have a couple of questions. first i have been reading about adding whiskey to my batch, when is the best time to add it? its an ipa. my beer is close to bottling day i was hoping for some tips with the adding process. can i just pour it in? do i have to add less sugar? and can i use honey instead? thats it any help is much appreciated and if you cant answer all of them thats fine too. thanks so much.

basilchef is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 03:02 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: , Michigan
Posts: 44
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts


You can use honey instead of sugar to bottle with , use 1/2 cup of honey boiled in a cup of water. I've heard people say they've added whiskey in the secondary, how much u add depends on youre taste. Try taking a sample from the carboy and adding a few drops of whiskey see what u think. But since u just started brewing you should probably stick to the recipe and get some good beers out, and get the process down Sometimes the experiments can go bad, wouldn't want you getting discouraged.

rellty is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 03:54 AM   #3
Pour me another beer!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
fckwalm's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Parkland, Florida
Posts: 57

Personally I don't think I would like the flavor but dont add until most of the fermentation is completed, say a week or so into the secondary. This would be to thwart any possibility of killing of the fermentation process of the yeast, too much alcohol is not a friend of the yeast. I agree with rellty in that you should try a sample batch. Some people split the batch in to 5 1 gallon glass bottles and try something different in each. Hope that helps.
fckwalm is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Biased and misleading advice Pommy HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 26 06-16-2010 12:09 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads