Originally Posted by Sjt_71
I like the idea of adding a bit of honey. I'm wondering what kind of flavors 8 oz's honey would impart on a pale ale? I can imagine it would be a very tasty addition to an ESB or brown ale. Can't wait for the next batch! Although my wife is interested in a Belgian pale ale at the moment. Anyone have a good Belgian pale ale extract recipe?
8oz, or any amount of honey will be barely noticeable at all since it is ~96% fermentable. It will not leave ANY sweetness to your finished product. If you are looking to add a lasting honey sweetness, throw in 8oz of Honey Malt with your steeping grains.
Here is a decent Belgian Pale base recipe that I've used to experiment with different yeasts:
6lbs Light LME
2lbs Honey @15 min
1oz Vangaud @60 min
1oz Halertaur @10 min
Pitch with two packs of whatever Belgian yeast interests you most. I've done this with WLP500, Wyeast 3787, and Wyeast 3522. I think I prefer 3522. There are several others out there that I have not tried with this recipe also. Check out Wyeast's website for more ideas.