Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Honey beer
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
Spikemead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 55
Default Honey beer

Ok so I've tried making a honey beer I started a small batch 1 lb of of honey and 2 lbs of light malt extract for 2 gallons all went well not too strong. But it's not ended up tasting good. So I was thinking of blending it with a plain beer any ideas anyone? I was thinking 2/1 plain to honey?


Spikemead is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
Colorowdy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BFE, Colorado
Posts: 399
Liked 60 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 153

Default

If you give it another go try using honey malt as steeping grain. Honey is completely fermentable and won't leavr much flavor.
That's alot of honey for the amount of extract you were using which is why your tastes off.


__________________
Everyone dies. Few truly live.
Colorowdy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
flatlanderHQ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 127
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Plus one to above poster. You will only get honey flavour from honey if you add it to the fermentor, but watch your amounts.
flatlanderHQ is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
Spikemead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 55
Default

Cheers so either use honey malt or add after and add carb
Spikemead is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
Mozart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Seal Beach, California
Posts: 558
Liked 75 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

+1 on the honey malt suggestion.

I am not so sure that adding honey later in the process is going to make a difference. The issue is that it's full of simple sugars that the yeast will consume until completely gone. Unless you actually pasteurize the beer or otherwise stop the fermentation, they yeast are going to completely consume the honey regardless of when it's added.

I suppose one could add the honey, pasteurize, and then force carbonate, but adding honey malt would seem to me to be the easier solution.
__________________
Drinking: Hefeweizen
Carbing/Conditioning/Aging: Nothing
Fermenter #1 (6.5g): Empty
Fermenter #2 (6.5g): Biermuncher's Cream of Three Crops
Fermenter #3 & #4 (1.0g): Empty
Mozart is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #6
CoTron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 31
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Here's a helpful article by Brad Smith of Beersmith on brewing with honey. He suggests not boiling the honey at all in order to preserve the flavor and aroma.

http://beersmith.com/blog/2009/09/05...er-with-honey/
CoTron is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
Spikemead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 55
Default

Thanks everyone for responding it does look like I used to much honey .
Any ideas as to watering it down with another beer does anyone have ideas on that ?
Spikemead is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 12:20 PM   #8
CoTron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 31
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

1 good beer + 1 bad beer = 1 bad beer
CoTron is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #9
Spikemead
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 55
Default

Fair point
Spikemead is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 11:33 PM   #10
OswaldvW
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Albany, NY, Massachusetts
Posts: 124
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

How about making a Radler/Shandy with the honey beer?


OswaldvW is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Honey beer help! Kobrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 05-15-2013 08:25 PM
Beer fest - Honey Beer Recipe. Adam's Apples Recipes/Ingredients 12 08-27-2012 03:12 AM
Dark Honey or Light Honey for More Honey Flavor? NigeltheBold Recipes/Ingredients 17 11-01-2011 12:32 PM
Honey Wheat Beer. Affect on FG of adding honey? WyomingBrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 01-05-2011 02:48 AM
Adding honey malt to honey wheat beer? BK_BREWERY Recipes/Ingredients 5 10-03-2009 02:56 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS