Alternative Sugar Beer Honey Ale

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RichBrewer

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Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
Wyeast 1056
Yeast Starter
Yes
Batch Size (Gallons)
6 Gallons
Original Gravity
1.050
Final Gravity
1.010
Boiling Time (Minutes)
60 Minutes
IBU
19.7
Color
4.9 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
5 Days at 64°
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
14 days at 64°
I brewed this for summer 2006 and it turned into a great lawn mower beer. Tasted very good ice cold on a hot day.
For extract brewers substitute about 4 1/2 pounds of light DME for the two row malt and just steep the crystal malt.

Honey Ale

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Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 6.00 Wort Size (Gal): 6.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 10.00
Anticipated OG: 1.050 Plato: 12.36
Anticipated SRM: 4.9
Anticipated IBU: 19.7
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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75.0 7.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
20.0 2.00 lbs. Honey 1.042 0
5.0 0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops
Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Cascade Whole 7.00 13.1 60 min.
0.50 oz. Cascade Whole 7.00 6.7 30 min.

Yeast
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WYeast 1056 Amercan Ale/Chico

Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step
Grain Lbs: 8.00
Water Qts: 9.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 2.25 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.13 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 168 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 20


Total Mash Volume Gal: 2.89 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
 

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this brew has continued to improve, and 3 months after bottling is really smooth and tasty with just a hint of honey sweetness. nice recipe!
 

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Brewed up a batch of this and finally got to crack a few open this weekend. Very nice brew, perfect for the summer. Crisp and clean, has a bit of honey sweetness in the aftertaste, which is quite nice. I'll brew this one again.
 

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In this recipe, is the 2lbs of honey honey malt or actual honey? If honey, should I add it at flameout? Also considering adding some of the honey in the secondary. Any help would be appreciated. Worth
 

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This sounds delicious, any other progress notes or updates from anyone?

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I made a 1 gallon batch of this to test out about 2 weeks ago. Gonna bottle in a week or so and start enjoying around april fools day. :) Will post after I've tried it.
 
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Done with the primary fermentation, going to let it secondary for a week or two and then bottle. but had a taste test of it! Quite satisfied with the way it turned out, great summer beer! Going to make some more soon to have for warmer times on the water.
 
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This was my first attempt at a 2 1/2 gallon batch in the apartment. My only mistake was that I screwed up and added too much honey! When I scaled the recipe, it showed about 8 oz. for the 2 1/2 gallon batch. I bought a 12 oz. jar of honey and absentmindedly threw the whole thing in. I ended up with an OG of 1.057 and a FG of 1.008. Honey must be the most fermentable substance on the planet! I thought this beer was going to be pretty hot at 6.4% ABV for such a light beer but I am surprised at how good it is. I brewed it 4 weeks ago and kegged it last Saturday and it is already a fine beer.

It will be a fantastic lawnmower beer but one to drink AFTER the yard work is done!
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I have a buddy who is pulling honey out of his hives and we are bent on brewing this recipe up.

Could you share a little more detail on when you added the honey? The honey I'm using will be raw, so I need to either pasteurize it in the boil or before-hand so I can add late, or even in primary after a couple of days.

Let me know what you think - it's honey ale season!
 
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I have a buddy who is pulling honey out of his hives and we are bent on brewing this recipe up.

Could you share a little more detail on when you added the honey? The honey I'm using will be raw, so I need to either pasteurize it in the boil or before-hand so I can add late, or even in primary after a couple of days.

Let me know what you think - it's honey ale season!
I think it would be fine to add the honey at flame out.
 
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I'm going to brew up another 3 gallon batch this weekend or next and I am going to substitute E K Goldings for bittering and flavor and Willamette for aroma in place of the Cascade. I am just curious how the change will affect the beer. Plus, I have those hops on-hand so I might as well use them up.
 
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