I assume someone else has had this thought and gone through with it.
I brewed a Belgium Abbey Style Red 1.084 OG 1.026 FG, with a smack pack of Belgium Ardennes. Out of curiosity, I decided to put a gallon of it in a 1 gal carboy that had one tablespoon of honey mixed with 100ml of water (both boiled) which took it back up to 1.034 and then pitched a hydrated Safale US-05. I would have liked to use another Ardennes but I had none left so I rehydrated the US-05.
Am I up for disappointment or could this work out? Will the yeast play nice? Will/could the two different yeast strains make for a crazy flavor?
The original beer needs some time to condition but it tastes like I had hoped with the seeds of paradise and orange zest really coming out right now. I know they will mellow out which is what i want but the gallon of it in secondary is my cause for excitement/curiosity.
Any thoughts are more than welcome,