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Old 01-20-2008, 10:32 PM   #11
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Alright, thanks, I'll put in two packets.


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Old 01-21-2008, 08:22 PM   #12
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I took the recipe from Austin Bomebrew Supply for a Nut Brown Ale (mini mash) and added 1# of clover honey at Flame Out. Half of the Mead making world says boiling honey takes some of the auroma and flavor nuances away. The other half says that not boiling it invites "bugs" into the mix. My compromise was to add honey to a near boiling pot of wort.

It is still in the primary. I'll let you know how it turns out.


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Old 01-21-2008, 09:43 PM   #13
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I would add another packet. It should not make your brew taste funny at all.

Why would you add more yeast? Yeast propogates.


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Old 01-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #14
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The 6 grams is actually a bit underpitching for a mid gravity brew so 12 would be better for the elevated gravity with the added honey.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:02 AM   #15
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The 6 grams is actually a bit underpitching for a mid gravity brew so 12 would be better for the elevated gravity with the added honey.
Yep, I'd agree.

OTOH, I don't like to boil my honey, and I make a LOT of Mead. I just heat up enough water, to thin out the honey, and put it in my carboy. I'd probably add the honey to the wort after the boil, if I was doing a honey beer.

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Old 01-22-2008, 04:26 AM   #16
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I'm currently making some mead, I'm among the 1/2 who think boiling the honey is the answer, so I figured I'd boil the honey for this beer for about five minutes, the mead I made called for 15 pounds of honey, so I boiled it for 15 minutes, as per my instructions called for, I figure where this is a substantially less amount of honey I'll boil it for less time..
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Since I use Crockett honey, and they process the he**out of it, I don't boil. But, it costs me about $1.00 a pound. (Yes, I do have 90 pounds, or 6 batches stored.)

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The 6 grams is actually a bit underpitching for a mid gravity brew so 12 would be better for the elevated gravity with the added honey.
Not to jack this thread, but I've got a few questions. Is it the vigerous start you want here? If you pitched 6 grams it would eventually get going, but if you pitch 12 it would take off faster. Would a starter help or hurt or change anything?

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:56 PM   #19
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Not to jack this thread, but I've got a few questions. Is it the vigerous start you want here? If you pitched 6 grams it would eventually get going, but if you pitch 12 it would take off faster. Would a starter help or hurt or change anything?

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You will get a better explanation here than I could give you. This man knows how to make great beer.

Cool, thanks for the linky.

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