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Honey Blonde Ale
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:08:17 PM »
Does anyone have an all-grain recipe for a 5-gallon batch of a Honey Blonde Ale? I will use a local honey from my area.

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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 03:49:42 PM »
http://m.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/01/ale-chief-white-house-beer-recipe

You can omit the darker amber malt.

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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 05:27:39 PM »
I would recommend using honey malt in addition if you really want to emphasize the honey flavor.

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Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 06:01:16 PM »
I loved this beer:

Volume: 6G
OG: 1.041
FG: 1.007
4.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 1 3.8 %
1.6# Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 24.1 %
3.3# Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 3 49.6 %
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [9.60 %] - Boil 60.0 min 9.7 IBUs
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [9.60 %] - Boil 20.0 min 5.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [9.60 %] - Boil 0.0 min 0.0 IBUs
2L+2L two step starter Cry Havoc (White Labs #WLP862)
1.5# Honey

I started fermentation at 57F then after 4 days of vigorous fermentation I raised the temp to 60F.

You could sub US-05 or WLP001 yeast. But I liked the Cry Havoc flavor.
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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 07:27:04 AM »
I have a friend who tried to brew a 100% honey malt beer. Predictably, it did not turn out well.

That would not be a good recipe to try.
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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 08:04:01 AM »
I have a friend who tried to brew a 100% honey malt beer. Predictably, it did not turn out well.

That would not be a good recipe to try.

Yikes. You could pour that on pancakes.
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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 08:26:47 AM »
I guarantee anyone who wants a great honey blonde ale will LOVE this recipe:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=77133&p=722621&hilit=honey+wheat#p722621
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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 08:32:00 AM »
I would put about 1# honey into the fermenting beer 2-3 days into fermentation to preserve the honey flavor.  If you can do all grain, try to mash high since the addition of the honey will dry the beer out somewhat.  A higher mash temp, say at 160dF, will give more higher end sugars for more body. 

A robust honey like DM Taylor suggests at the end of boil will also work.
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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 09:15:47 AM »
I guarantee anyone who wants a great honey blonde ale will LOVE this recipe:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=77133&p=722621&hilit=honey+wheat#p722621

Damn that looks good! I bet the Kolsh yeast really gives it a great character.

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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 02:16:13 PM »
These days I am using the White Labs Kolsch yeast a lot more since it finishes twice as fast as the 2565 and doesn't have the flocculation/clarity issues.  I've used both.  Either one is great.
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Re: Honey Blonde Ale
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 07:26:51 AM »
Thanks to everyone who replied to my Honey Blonde Ale recipe post. I just now got around to checking back in, so I apologize for the delay in responding.