JAOM with Buckwheat honey - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > JAOM with Buckwheat honey

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
regulatedhobbyist
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Loveland, Colorado
Posts: 136



So,

I found a source of Buckwheat honey on ebay for 50 lbs/ $100. Sounds good. however, I was wondering if it would be at all good for a light(er) brew such as JAOM or a raspberry mead.

I have heard of the strong flavors and aromatics of the buckwheat honey, which is why I was thinking it might not be good for the above brews.

Any thoughts?

Also, I love dark heavy beers. Would this be better for a dark braggot? If so, how much braggot could I make with 50 LBs of honey?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
corwin3083
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Clifton, NJ
Posts: 235
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


I used 1.25# of buckwheat honey in a 5gal batch of rosemary ale. I thought it was delicious, but some people found the buckwheat honey too overwhelming even at only 20% of the fermentables. If you have 50# of the stuff... o_O I guess it's a good thing it won't go bad?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
fatbloke
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
UK - South Coast.
Posts: 2,699
Liked 182 Times on 167 Posts


Don't see why not ! The only reason I wouldn't use it, is because its like rocking horse turds here...... Plus the bucket I have is lighter Polish buckwheat honey.
__________________
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away". Tom Waits.

Oh, and here's some blog stuff!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
Arpolis
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 2,258
Liked 230 Times on 210 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by fatbloke View Post
Don't see why not ! The only reason I wouldn't use it, is because its like rocking horse turds here...... Plus the bucket I have is lighter Polish buckwheat honey.
FB...... You have such a way with making things sound good lol.
__________________
A painting says a thousand words. But a painting while on good mead just looks funny!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
regulatedhobbyist
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Loveland, Colorado
Posts: 136


I know this is a bit odd. I have never tasted bw honey. What's it taste like if its 'so different' from clover? I have yet to try different honeys

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
fatbloke
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
UK - South Coast.
Posts: 2,699
Liked 182 Times on 167 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by regulatedhobbyist View Post
I know this is a bit odd. I have never tasted bw honey. What's it taste like if its 'so different' from clover? I have yet to try different honeys
Well, in the case of.the Polish buckwheat I have, its less sweet but also has distinct "malty" tones to the taste as well.......

US buckwheat, I don't know.
__________________
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away". Tom Waits.

Oh, and here's some blog stuff!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
odinsgift
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 491
Liked 111 Times on 89 Posts


Is the taste not different on a farm to farm basis?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 12:24 AM   #8
regulatedhobbyist
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Loveland, Colorado
Posts: 136


Quote:
Originally Posted by fatbloke View Post
Well, in the case of.the Polish buckwheat I have, its less sweet but also has distinct "malty" tones to the taste as well.......

US buckwheat, I don't know.
thank you FB you never seem to let me down. I assume that it might be similar in US buckwheat honey. maybe I'll have to got the LHBS and buy an ounce or two and try it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2012, 01:29 AM   #9
bodhi86
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
el paso, tx
Posts: 98
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I used a buckwheat honey in a cyser I made, while I can't speak to what it would taste
Like in a more conventional mead ( first time mead maker, let's just say I experimented) it taste before ferment was closer to molasses with a hint of burnt caramel. Very little actual sweetness but a flavor of sweet if that makes any sense, I think fat bloke said " malty " and I wouldnt disagree at all. I want to use it again when I actually learn to make good stuff so I know what its ferment flavor is. Probly one that you would need an extra point or two in final gravity if you wanted residual " sweetness" but would probably end up with just residual syrupyness if that's even a word. I say go for it tho, I'm a huge fan of doi g things outside the box and IMHO buckwheat fits that profile.


__________________
If you want to drink the best booze, your gonna have to make it yourself.
Punk Ass Mead, "Rebellious by Nature"

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BuckWheat Mead sause Mead Forum 26 06-06-2016 11:32 AM
Buckwheat Mead dummkauf Mead Forum 12 12-06-2012 04:24 AM
Buckwheat Honey.... FrayAdjacent Mead Forum 10 02-11-2011 07:11 AM
Buckwheat Honey questions DJBod129 Mead Forum 9 07-15-2010 03:41 PM
Buckwheat Advice gkman705 Mead Forum 4 06-09-2010 06:54 PM


Forum Jump