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 Post subject: Adding Honey to a Wheat Recipe
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:16 pm 
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I would like to add 1# of honey to my wheat recipe. What kind of honey do I need? Bee honey, clover honey?


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 Post subject: Re: Adding Honey to a Wheat Recipe
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:44 pm 
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Tell us more:

What kind of "Wheat Recipe"?
Yeast profile? Hops? OG? FG? Dark? Light?

Lots to answer here.


Here's a honey/wheat recipe of mine that's done pretty well and is quite a pleaser for the ladies -- my buddy nicknamed it the "Panty Melter":

http://www.brewtility.com/ViewRecipe.aspx?RecipeID=49

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 Post subject: Re: Adding Honey to a Wheat Recipe
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:47 pm 
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BDawg - what do you think about a regular cal ale yeast on that recipe? It looks interesting to me, but I don't have any of the required yeast around.

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 Post subject: Re: Adding Honey to a Wheat Recipe
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:33 pm 
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I did an American Wheat from Northern Brewer that I decided to add 2 pounds of honey to.

Recipe:

6 lbs Wheat LME

1 oz Willamette (60 mins)

1 oz Cascade (15 mins)

Wyeast 1010 American Wheat Ale

I did a partial boil at about 3 gallons. I ended up adding in the Willamette hops, but then half of the Cascade for the 60 minutes. I knew I was adding a bit of sweet to this with the honey. Not sure if it did a whole lot, but it was what I had.

I added the honey in at about 15 minutes left. I used honey I got from a friend who keeps bees. I believe it was clover honey, really bright. Sorry, I'm not really sure.

Anyway, this was an experiment for me. I didn't really know what I was doing and I suppose I still don't. It turned out ok. It packs a kick and as it ages it gets better.

My advice would be to add a couple weeks onto fermentation or bottling before you drink this when you add your honey to an extract kit. Mine definitely has a sweet honey flavor to it.

If you want to read about the brew day and more specifics of what I did, plus see the honey I used you can check out my blog post about it.

Homebrewing with Honey

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 Post subject: Re: Adding Honey to a Wheat Recipe
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:21 pm 
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brewerTristan wrote:
BDawg - what do you think about a regular cal ale yeast on that recipe? It looks interesting to me, but I don't have any of the required yeast around.



Sure! Cal Ale, 002/1968 or Kolsch yeast all work great in that recipe.
Go for it-

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 Post subject: Re: Adding Honey to a Wheat Recipe
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:49 am 
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So if I add one pound of honey, can I just go to the store and guy honey off the shelf or does this have to be something I purchase through a home brew supply store? If I get honey from the store, is that clover honey, or what is it made of? Will it be good for brewing. I plan to bring it to 170 to get the impurities out.


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 Post subject: Re: Adding Honey to a Wheat Recipe
PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:45 am 
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Yea, you can take right off the shelf I believe.

And yes, bring the temp up for at least 15 minutes.

Should be good to go.

I'd recommend adjusting your hop schedule as well.

Let us know how it goes!

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