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Old 02-22-2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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im making a honey weiss as i type this to you guys and im wondering weather i should add honey while boiling or use honey instead of priming sugar when bottleing. this is kind of an emergency cause im boiling as we speak.

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Old 02-22-2006, 01:45 AM   #2
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I add it at flameout....works very well.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:55 AM   #3
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when you add it after the boil and not when bottleing does it have a less pronounced flovor then when bottleing??

 
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:05 AM   #4
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when you add it after the boil and not when bottleing does it have a less pronounced flovor then when bottleing??
I really don't know, as I've never added it at bottling. I used 2lbs of orange blossom honey in mine, and it retained a nice, kind of floral flavor.

How much honey are we talking here? You wouldn't want to add like a pound at bottling....honey ferments almost completely, so at best you're looking at overcarbination. At worst, bottle bombs.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:05 AM   #5

I add it at 15-20 mins. left in the boil, just 'cause I'm afraid of it all sinking to the bottom. I want to make sure it's mixed well. I bet if you add it at flame out and stir well, you'd be fine.

As for taste, it depends on how much honey you're adding. It will tend to make a beer drier. I usually add a pound, but I know others have used 2 or 3 lbs. If I wanted a really pronounced honey flavor, I think I'd do both - add it at boil and use it for priming!

 
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:11 AM   #6
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I like honey in the primary, sometimes near the end of fermentation. I don't like honey in the kettle.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:14 AM   #7
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thanks for all the help guys

 
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:14 AM   #8
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I like honey in the primary, sometimes near the end of fermentation. I don't like honey in the kettle.
Why? What differences do you notice?
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:14 AM   #9
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The only reason I add it it flameout is for pastuerization. I understand that it should already be sterile, but it's hard to know how the stuff has been handled.
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:24 AM   #10
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Hey, I've been thinking about brewing honey weis for a while. Are you using lager or ale yeast? Please share your recipe with me.

 
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