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Recipe: mlavin / Oh Honey Brown Ale (revision #2)

  • Started Brewing: Sep 25, 2011
  • Original Gravity: 1.052
  • Finished Brewing: Oct 24, 2011
  • Final Gravity: 1.012
  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%
  • Would Make Again?: Yes  

Final Review

An easy beer to make and pretty tasty. Honey is a little expensive so I probably won't make this very often but I would make it again. Ended up on the lighter side of a brown. If I made it again I might try some darker malts.

Taste Notes

Nice honey smell and taste. At room temp the honey is very strong. Chilled it's more subtle. Dundees Honey Brown was one of my favorite beers in college and it definitely reminds me of that. Very smooth and drinkable.

Notes From Sept. 25, 2011 (Brewing)

Gravity Reading: 1.052

Great smell of honey coming from the wort has be excited about this beer. The gravity came up a little short. That might be because I couldn't quite get the honey out of the jar or just poorly calculated from the start. In any case it should still have a solid ABV and I'm looking forward to this one.

Notes From Oct. 8, 2011 (Bottling/Kegging)

Gravity Reading: 1.012

Bottled today with no major issues. Gravity came out right where it was estimated but the color doesn't seem as dark. The smell and taste of honey is unmistakable. I've never carbonated with honey before so I'm worried about how it will turn out. I used 4 oz (by weight) which was around 1/2 cup. Topped off to 2 cups of warm water to mix in. Put the bottles in the bathtub just to be safe.