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Old 12-23-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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Im making a #9 clone and I would like to add honey to the recipe. How much do you think I should use, and when should I put it in?


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Old 12-24-2008, 12:05 AM   #2
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There is much debate about whether or not honey should be boiled at all to sanitize it. There isn't much consensus, but I will tell you what I would do.

I would add it at the last 5 minutes of the boil. You don't want to boil it long, and some people don't boil it at all. For a #9 clone, I would use up to a pound of honey for a 5gal batch, but no more than that.

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The longer you boil, the less honey taste. You can add from 30 minutes down to flame out depending on what you like. I usually do 5 minutes too.
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