Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > when does an ale become 1-613-233-7292 a braggot?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
PermieBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default when does an ale become 1-613-233-7292 a braggot?

I'm a beekeeper and a homebrewer and I've been slowly adding more and more honey to my honey ales. At what point does one consider it a braggot? For some batches I am using half, equal parts, or even twice as much honey as I do malt. The results have all been delicious so far.

[edit: please ignore the phone number in the title. It somehow got added in and I can't delete it]


__________________
just bottled: Organic Honey Kolsch (braggot)
just bottled: black and chai kombucha
secondary: plain mead (my first)
secondary: Chocolate Cranberry Stout
primary: Double hopped English bitter
primary: green tea kombucha
PermieBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
PermieBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Well, a bit more research right here got me this

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Braggot

Quote:
Braggot, sometimes called Bracket or brackett, is the traditional term for a fermented beverage made with malt as well as honey; it can be considered as a malt mead or a honey beer, depending on the relative amount of fermentables from each source. A mead may simply get some flavor from steeped specialty grains, or it may get, by some definitions, as much as 80% of its fermentables from malt. Braggot may be hopped or unhopped.
PermieBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
fatbloke
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK - South Coast.
Posts: 2,696
Liked 182 Times on 167 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

As the reference you post points out, its "either or". Though if its going to be higher strength abbey still, I consider it a braggot/mead (served in a wine glass), but if its lower strength and carbonates, and looks more like an ale or beer, I consider it a honey ale.

Neither would be wrong, just make your own mind up with how you actually make it.

My recent banana mead also had some malt extract in it, but its a lesser part of the ingredients, so I think of it as a banana melomel, rather than a braggot.....
__________________
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away". Tom Waits.

Oh, and here's some blog stuff!
fatbloke is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
It finally happened: A diary of the tripple braggot and lambic braggot tooomanycolors Mead Forum 62 12-31-2014 02:36 PM
Braggot kev General Beer Discussion 1 07-14-2012 05:28 AM
To braggot or not fargo234 Mead Forum 20 06-07-2012 01:44 AM
my first Braggot neb2619 Mead Forum 5 10-12-2010 12:11 PM
Braggot summersolstice Mead Forum 12 12-04-2008 08:50 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS