HAIL ALL!! How does this recepie sound?
5 lbs amber DME
5 lbs light DME
4 lbs Honey
2 oz Cascade hops @ 6.6% for 90min
2 oz Mt Hood hops @ 5% for 45 min
1 oz Fuggles hops @ 5.1% for 10 min
2 oz Crystal hops @ 3.5% dry hopped in 2nd fermenter
plus some lemon zest.
Never played with honey, I have read about skimming... what does this mean? Do I boil it first and skim crap off the top, add the malt and procede like you would with an ale? I also want to give just enough of a lemon flavor that you think you might taste it, but you're not sure if you do or not. How much should I use. Should I cut up a lemon for it or order some dried online somewhere? Should I use more aggressive hops to balance the malts and honey or would this be fine?
My apologies for all the newbie questions. Anyhow, all this talk of beer has me in the mood to crack one open. Catch ya later.