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Honey Bear BEER

Postby fizzix » Wed May 09, 2018 2:45 pm

This is a distilling and brewing marriage hopefully made in heaven.
Take the Honey Bear grains in quantities to fit a beer profile, choose a nice ale yeast, and apply honey and spice hops.

Honey Bear Beer
5.5 gallons
Yeast: Nottingham
Brew-In-A-Bag, and sparge.
Boil Time: 90 min

Grain:
2.0 lb Corn
2.0 lb White Wheat
2.0 lb Red Wheat
2.0 lb Pale Ale Malt
1.0 lb Flaked Oats
0.5 lb Honey Malt
0.5 lb (pre-soaked) Rice Hulls

Hops:
1.0 oz East Kent Goldings (60 min)
0.5 oz Cascade (30 min)
0.5 oz El Dorado (30 min)
0.5 oz Cascade (Dry hop @ last 5 ferment days)
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I'm not a beer designer at all and quite new to brewing itself.
If any of you old hands see a glaring fault, please speak now or forever hold your peace.

Will be cooking this up this Saturday, May 12. All my beers take 6 weeks (3 ferment, 3 bottle conditioning)
so it will be next month before the results are in.

Edited to show members' suggestions.
Last edited by fizzix on Thu May 10, 2018 3:03 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Honey Bear BEER

Postby dieselduo » Wed May 09, 2018 3:48 pm

I think dry hopping the secondary with cascade until bottling day
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Re: Honey Bear BEER

Postby jonnys_spirit » Wed May 09, 2018 6:38 pm

I don’t drink beer anymore but I drank three beers for lunch today so this might just might bring me back. I was telling myself I wouldn’t mess with beer bottles anymore but liter bottles just might be acceptable.

I wonder if a toasted oak finger or two in the carboy before bottling would be good?

How long can you rest a carboy of beer before bottle conditioning?

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Re: Honey Bear BEER

Postby fizzix » Wed May 09, 2018 9:04 pm

dieselduo wrote:I think dry hopping the secondary with cascade until bottling day

Good idea, dieselduo. I bet that'd treat this nicely. Will do. (I modified recipe above to reflect this)

jonnys_spirit wrote:I wonder if a toasted oak finger or two in the carboy before bottling would be good?
How long can you rest a carboy of beer before bottle conditioning?

Considered that, jonny's_spirit, but I'm thinking that'll be down the road and not for the inauguration.
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Re: Honey Bear BEER

Postby bitter » Thu May 10, 2018 2:25 pm

Rice hulls will be your friend for brewing this
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Re: Honey Bear BEER

Postby fizzix » Thu May 10, 2018 2:57 pm

bitter wrote:Rice hulls will be your friend for brewing this

What you say, bitter, about half a pound of presoaked rice hulls thrown in?
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Re: Honey Bear BEER

Postby bitter » Thu May 10, 2018 3:08 pm

Just couple hand fulls for 5g
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