« on: August 08, 2010, 03:38:29 PM »
I am making a Honey Ale, not a mead. I have a question about adding honey to the primary and secondary and how/if that will affect the alcohol level and subsequent flavor.
After the partial mash, my OG was 1.059 for nearly 5gallons. I then put 2lbs of honey in the primary. After a week, my gravity was 1.013. I didn't get any honey aroma or flavor, so I added another 1lb of honey to the secondary. Fermentation restarted as suggested by the airlock bubbling regularly again, but not aggressively. After another week (2weeks since mash), the mash is 1.012, but still no honey aroma or taste. I just added another 1lb of honey (total of 4lbs of honey).
Is adding the honey going to be noticeable? What will it do to the alcohol %?
Thanks in advance for the help