Subject: Honey in beer
Date: 1989-08-07 15:03:55 GMT
>Does anyone out there have experience with using honey as an adjunct...
>I am making a wheat beer and someone suggested adding 2-3 pounds of honey
>for a 5.5 gallon batch... My final specific gravity was 1.089!!!... Will
>this be any good?
Sounds like you're starting to worry, and we all know what homebrewers say
I've used honey in small quantities (2 pounds) as an adjunct when I want to
produce a lighter style beer. Note that this is in combination with a can
of light malt extract syrup (the honey replaces a portion of the malt
extract in a typical recipe). I've had very good results with this (and by
adding some ginger it's an even better brew!). Note that honey ferments out
almost completely, and adds a light subtle flavor that is easily
overwhelmed by the malt flavor.
A specific gravity of 1.089 is closer to wine than most beers, so you'll
probably end up with a beer that contains a lot of alcohol. Dependsing on
the other ingredients in the brew, it may turn out quite nice. You may have
to let it age for a longer than usual period, however. If it does turn out
good, please post the recipe!
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