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Old 20-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default priming with honey

Just wondering if anyone has primed there brew with honey and if so how much did you use and did it help enhance the beer any.



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Old 21-03-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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Not sure about the flavour impact, but I'd imagine it would be a slow business if you're a bottle primer.

The plus side is you'd probably preserve the flavour subtleties in the honey more than if you'd added it at the end of the boil.



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Old 21-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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I have moved onto batch priming now so it would be handy enough.

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Old 21-03-2011, 08:19 PM   #4
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I'd be interested in the results- keep us posted if you have a go.

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Old 21-03-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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Just remember when Priming with honey it can have wild yeast in it, & you can therefore get odd results.

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Old 22-03-2011, 08:01 AM   #6
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Hi Donny

I have just primed a keg of Honey IPA (John Bulls IPA with 600g sugar/600g Honey) with 13tsp Sugar/150g Honey a couple of days ago, Preliminary tastings have gone well so fingers crossed.

I will keep you up to date on how well it turned out

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Old 23-03-2011, 08:51 AM   #7
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Just done it with my "Al bee back" AG honey ale. Placed the jar of honey in a bain marie, and let hit simmer until really hot. By the time this was done I had all my bottles ready and Videned Then using a Syringe 5ml of honey in each bottle, my wife filled the bottles, I squirted honey and capped bottles, had a nice little production line. I did run out of honey about 3/4 of the way through, so used 1/2 teaspoon of sugar in the rest. The ones with honey conditioned quicker, taste nicer and definatley have more of a honey taste than the ones with sugar. Would I do it again, yes without doubt, but only if I wanted a honyed taste!



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