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Offline KeyLargoBees

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Honey in Beer
« on: April 18, 2016, 01:24:19 pm »
Brewed a Belgian Witbier yesterday with Key Limes off my tree and Honey from my hives.....a true "Florida Keys" brew.....its in the fermenter now and hope to have it fermented, carbed and on tap for drinking in a month ;-)
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Re: Honey in Beer
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 02:09:31 pm »
Jeff - I love hearing what you're up to.  That brew sounds amazing.
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Re: Honey in Beer
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2016, 04:23:42 pm »
Sounds good. Keep us posted. How long do you expect it to take.
I know Meade takes almost a year.
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Re: Honey in Beer
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 04:15:36 pm »
It will be drinkable by the 7th of April but will be best after 5-6 weeks....beer doesn't take near as long as Mead
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Re: Honey in Beer
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 12:35:55 pm »
Old thread, I know, but the topic, honey in beer, is one of my faves.
I typically prefer lighter, medium gravity beers, but APAs often use hops that are too sharp for my liking, so I have to reduce the hops profile or change the hops variety.  I like the milder hops profiles of Canadian ale and cream ales, but they are lower gravity than I prefer.  So what I often do for my own self is to add about a pound of honey to the wort at flame-off.  Brings the gravity up a notch or 2, and the hint of honey flavor adds to the complexity.  Win-win for me.  I started doing this even before I started beekeeping.
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