Hey yo made a wit beer added some honey trying to get some opinions by more seasoned vets. Please add ur 2 cents!
Wit beer Og 1.059 70% efficiency 15.4 ibu Srm 4.0 Est. Fg 1.015 Wyeast Belgian witbier 3944 60 minute boil
5# American 6 row 3# flaked wheat 2# American wheat
2# honey 1# flaked oats
Protein rest at 138 for 15 minutes. Then raised to 152 for 50 minutes. Added .9 Ounces of magnum 18.5% AA with orange peel better 1 oz and coriander seed 3/4 ounce all at 10 minutes. 60 minute boil. Also yeast was harvested from fellow brewers conical.
I had a gallon of wild honey from a bee keeper in northern California and it is very cinnamon / spicy. I thought it would compliment the yeast and coriander. Also I was dying to throw it in something and this seemed the most appropriate.
It is still kinda green but from the few I have had it tastes like just a wit beer with no flavor added from the honey . I was really expecting some cinnamon flavor from the honey but it fermented completely out. Maybe the pollen in the honey dropped out or something. Good thing I like wit beers
I just made a wit with 40% raw wheat, did a cereal mash. Still fermenting.
As far as the honey goes, you probably would have gotten more honey flavor from adding it to secondary. Not sure though, never used honey. I know byo did an article a couple issues ago. I can check that and getty back if you'd like.