Honey Bee Ale

While this isn’t my recipe to post, it does help out my story today. I tried this at MadMatts and he seemed somewhat unimpressed when he poured two pints. I was rather excited about this brew and felt it had a similarity to a mead where it was very much a light beer. The honey flavor was evident and the body was smooth. The only thing I would request is MORE HOPS, but tha’ts the case with me…

MadMatt, feel free to edit this one, as after all it is your baby.

(Edit: MadMatt) I can’t really take credit for this recipe – Its one developed by Midwest – I don’t remember if I added the Maris Otter as an extra. Anyway. This brew gets better over time. I think at first I wasn’t overly impressed. The evening that  JMan refers to, we had one of these brews, and it was MUCH later in the evening. Honestly, I drank it, then asked him If we just had a beer. Its that smooth. Give it some time and you’ll be happy with it. Its not hoppy by Jman standards, but this is a good brew for the average drinker who just wants a beer, bit it has subtle qualities brew geeks will pick up on as well.

5.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 52.63 %
1.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 10.53 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
1.00 oz Pearle [8.00 %] (60 min) Hops 34.2 IBU
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (2 min) (Aroma Hop-SteeHops –
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
3.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 31.58 %
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [Starter Yeast-Ale

OG: 1.044

ABV: 4.1%

(MadMatt – mine finished at FG of 1.000 – ABV 5.73% – yours may will vary probably based more on the honey?)

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