Choose one option:

Beet Sugar
4 (66.7%)
Local Honey
2 (33.3%)
Orange Blossom Honey
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: September 05, 2011, 03:22:57 pm

Author Topic: Belgian Golden Ale...Which Sugar Addition  (Read 1076 times)

Offline hoser

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
Belgian Golden Ale...Which Sugar Addition
« on: August 30, 2011, 03:22:57 pm »
I plan on brewing a fairly straight forward Belgian Golden Ale recipe this weekend.  Continental pilsner, WLP570, R/O water with CaCl2.  Duvel fermentation profile based on Brewing Like A Monk.  But, I am debating my sugar addition at high krausen.  Should I go standard beet sugar, or use honey.  I like to support local growers, but I also like the subtle aromatics of orange blossum honey.  Just seeing what everyone else thinks. Thanks!

Online denny

  • Administrator
  • Retired with too much time on my hands
  • *****
  • Posts: 24848
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • Dennybrew
Re: Belgian Golden Ale...Which Sugar Addition
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 03:24:15 pm »
I'd keep it to sugar, but I'm kinda traditional like that.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!


The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

Offline tygo

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2622
  • Sterling, VA
Re: Belgian Golden Ale...Which Sugar Addition
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 03:33:21 pm »
I like to go with just plain sugar but then again I haven't played around with other options for this recipe.  I kinda like the honey idea but you'll also be getting a pretty strong aroma profile from the yeast so if it's too subtle you might not really be able to pick it up.
Wort Hogs

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7782
  • Underhill VT
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: Belgian Golden Ale...Which Sugar Addition
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 03:52:41 pm »
I am going with the local honey simply because it's local and I like honey. But I would think the beet sugar would be more traditional. wouldn't waste my money on the orange blossom honey as it's not going to stand up to the yeast as tygo mentioned.
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein

"errors are [...] the portals of discovery"
- J Joyce