I'd like to brew up a Sam Adams Honey Porter clone, and I found this recipe
. (Also reproduced below).
It calls for 3 pounds of honey but does not specify when to add it. Should I assume, then, that the honey is for priming? If so, isn't 3 pounds an awful lot for priming?
Any advice would be appreciated.
* 1/2 lb. black patent malt crushed
* 1/2 lb. chocolate malt crushed
* 1 lb. medium crystal malt crushed
* 6 lbs. amber malt syrup
* 3 lbs. light honey
* 1 oz. Perles - boiling (60 minutes)
* 1/2 oz. Fuggles - boiling (30 minutes)
* 1/2 oz. Fuggles - finishing (5 minutes)
* Wyeast 1084 "Irish Ale"
Steep the crushed specialty grains from cold up to 160-170F and remove. Bring water to boil, turn off the heat before adding the malt extract to avoid scorching. Bring back to a boil and add boiling hops, after 30 minutes add the flavor hops, and at 55 minutes the finishing hops. Optionally add 1 tsp. Irish Moss at 45 minutes into the boil to help the break. Remove from heat, cool to 70F, transfer to carboy topping up to 5 gallons, and pitch yeast.
* O.G. - 1.062
* F.G. - 1.016
* Primary: 1 week
* Secondary: 4 weeks