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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 05:45:26 PM »
I've used it before in a 5gal batch. IIRC, I used about .25#, maybe even less. Was not over powering, but as far as tasting like a honey wheat, not so much.
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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010, 06:03:39 PM »
I tried some of this beer again tonight and the answer is ZERO! Its one of those malts I tried 5 or 6 years ago and forgot how much I don't like it. As soon as I tasted it, I remembered. Doesn't taste like honey AT ALL.
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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2010, 02:36:33 PM »
I have to disagree. It does have a sweetness which will remind one of honey. The flavor of the raw grain is pretty awful and acidic, but in beer it has a honey character. You won't perceive fresh comb or anything like that, but it will have that sort of sweetness. At one time I used a bunch of it, but now only for my Aye Corona recipe (which has nothing in common with Corona).
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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2010, 08:43:54 AM »
I've always thought that it did add a slight honey taste to the beer, but I really wonder how much of that is psychological.  I've done enough study of how preconceptions effect perception to be skeptical of my own tastings when it isn't done blind.  And I haven't done that with honey malt.
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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2010, 07:32:26 PM »
I remember about 10 or 11 years ago I did a single malt mash- 5 galllon batch- with Honey Malt(supposedly it can convert itself to a fair degree). I'd have to dig up my notes what I used with hops and yeast but, I just remember the resulting beer tasting like burnt marshmallows. IIRC, I think it became drain cleaner.

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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2010, 04:20:32 AM »
Yep, in very high quantities I have heard exactly the same thing...burnt marshmallows.
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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2010, 06:15:06 AM »
Welp - this beer doesn't taste like honey at all. AND I even put a fair amount of honey in at flame out. The Honey Malt does have a unique flavor but IMO it is not suited well for lighter style beers. Probably would be good in darker ales, however.
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Re: How much honey malt for a slight honey flavor?
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2010, 09:45:54 PM »
I think of Honey Malt as a "Super Munich" variety and like it when it is used sparingly along with other specialty grains.