Hopping in the Basement Honey Ale
Source: Basement Brewer Bob
Recipe added: 12/17/98
I just wanted a quick cheap recipe to test out my new keg system. Well, I had some honey from the good ole Sam's Club that was laying around and picked up an $8 can of extract and another $6 dollars for hops and yeast and we were in business. Didn't want to mess up a good beer on my first keg attempt. Anyway it turned out pretty nice. The late addition of the honey helped to maintain some of its aroma and flavor in the final product and the dry hopping gives it some character for the hop heads. Simple, cheap, drinkable.
Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 5 gal
Starting Gravity: 1.050
Finishing Gravity: .080
Time in Boil: 60
Primary Fermentation: 7 days
Secondary Fermentation: 7 days
- 3.3# light syrup extract
- 3# Clover Honey
- 1.5 oz Cascade - bittering
- 0.5 oz Cascade - finishing
- 2.0 oz Cascade - dry hop
- .75 cup corn sugar - priming
- White Labs California Common pitchable yeast
Bring 3 gal. water to boil. Add extract. Bring to boil add bittering hops. At 50 minutes remove from heat add honey. Bring back to boil add finishing hops. At 60 minutes remove from heat. Use chiller if you have one. Syphon to primary, top off at 5 gal. Pitch yeast at 70-75 F.
On the 8th day transfer to Secondary and add dry hops. Let sit for 7 days. Bottle as usual using priming sugar.
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