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HONEY BADGER honey lager

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This recipe is an upgrade to one I did last april when I wanted to challenge myself early.

It was a good brew, but I didn't put enough honey. Looking back, I don't feel my adjunct ratio was quite right either.

[attachment=10592]honeybadger1.jpg[/attachment]
Here's my ingredients.

about 400 g of elias honey.
the lager and american ale kits

2 packs of the dry yeast.

my good ole eden barley LME.

[attachment=10593]honeybadger2.jpg[/attachment]

once it was at full boil, i pulled off heat and added honey first.

[attachment=10594]honeybadger4.jpg[/attachment]

once the honey was fully dissolved I added all my extracts.

[attachment=10595]honeybadger5.jpg[/attachment]

a VERY respectable hydrometer reading.

I put BOTH yeast packets in the keg. This puppy will need the extra little guys to help break this down.

obviously, with a reading like this, I will be fermenting 3 weeks, and condition for two whole months.

Will keep you posted as always on the progress!

Happy brewing all!

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I know right lol.

Well fermentation is going fine with no overflow yet (whew).

And its at a steady 70 F.

That OG is jumping into Bock territroy lol.

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"OldBarbarian" post=325604 said:

Being a new guy, I'm wondering: do you use this recipe, but yet brew it up in the LBK?

This is one I put in the one LBK yes.

The Powerful Patriot recipe in the mr beer website is basically the same only I have added honey and some extra malt.

I'm pretty good with posting progress on these ones so will keep all informed in the next few weeks how it goes.

:cheers:

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I just bottled one close to this. Not quite as many adjuncts, but it was up there.
I used the Mexican Cerveza + High Country Canadian Draft + 300g pure honey.
Ended up from from about 1.060 -> 1.020.
Tasted delicious when I took the FG readings!

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"hindey19" post=325647 said:

I just bottled one close to this. Not quite as many adjuncts, but it was up there.
I used the Mexican Cerveza + High Country Canadian Draft + 300g pure honey.
Ended up from from about 1.060 -> 1.020.
Tasted delicious when I took the FG readings!

yes.

this should be a good one i reckon.

made sure i didn't go too crazy like throw a chocolate bar in it....

....not uh.....like I would do anything like that.....cough....cough....

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was very curious how it was breaking down i fermenter.

So far so good .

Gravity already at 1.024. Making it well over 8.5%abv already.

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Based upon the picture in post 1 of 1.082 or 1.083 and a FG of 1.024, I show ABV should be closer to 7.7.

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That is what I am coming up with. A brew I kegged tonight had an OG of 1.090 finished at 1.011 has an ABV of 10.6 So I want some of his yeast!!

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"haerbob3" post=329869 said:

That is what I am coming up with. A brew I kegged tonight had an OG of 1.090 finished at 1.011 has an ABV of 10.6 So I want some of his yeast!!

you know what it is.

i'm using the qbrew alcohol calc. So i just go by that.

also I did plop the wrong number in my notes.

Said 1.086 instead 1.082..lol not sure how i did that one!

So yes guys.

You will be correct.

7.7 %

My yeast may not be super lol.

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Well been checking my keg last couple days and hydrometer readings have been stable. Going to bottle a touch earlier as its already cleared up nicely.

so all can confirm my og readings here's my numbers:

1.082 starting grav

final grav 1.014

qbrew gives me 8.8 abv


Honey scent is not overpowering off the wort in two weeks which is exactly what I was hoping for.

And the body on this one is unreal.

Now I just have to bottle these and keep them in a locked chest so I don't have the urge to crack one til Easter :)

cheers all. will post first pour in april

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After drinking a few of those you'll be just like the honey badger. You won't give a s*** either!

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I just bottled something very similar. Using the diablo craft kit and added a pound of honey. OG was 1.078 and FG was 1.012. 8.68%abv. Definitely thick and needs some time to condition. Could still taste the honey. The bitterness was mostly gone though.

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"m3n00b" post=332991 said:

I just bottled something very similar. Using the diablo craft kit and added a pound of honey. OG was 1.078 and FG was 1.012. 8.68%abv. Definitely thick and needs some time to condition. Could still taste the honey. The bitterness was mostly gone though.

well from the hydrometer sample i tasted today. Dang its full bodied. And no bitterness.

I just need to just...not look at the delicious bottles til april.

.....that actually makes me a tad bitter just thinking of that :)

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That's always the hardest part.
I have 8 litres of honey ale (the one I posted about above) sitting, almost ready, and 48 bottles of blueberry wheat that I need to avoid cracking open early.

The hardest is the last week of conditioning. You know it'll taste alright if you pop it in the fridge, but you know it'll be worth it to wait that last week.

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Just gazed at my honey badger bottles this morning....clearing up nicely.

I immediately regret looking at them


....now i want to crack one open REAL BAD!!!

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Throw one in the fridge and try it! I usually try one after 4 days in the bottle just to see if I'm on the right track.

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[attachment=11394]honeybadgerfirstpour.jpg[/attachment]
I am weak weak WEAK!

Up top is my one week pic. Honey Badger First pour. Caught it just in midpour so it looks awesome!


[attachment=11395]honeybadgerafterpour.jpg[/attachment]


This one is after the pour.

Honey aroma is there. But the flavor from just one week is great. Honey is battling with the hop flavors of the Lager and the Ale.

Head Retention is already noticeable with about 45 seconds before it settles. That is a great sign of things to come.

One month til the next test.

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This will be the last post on this beer as I just cant stop looking at it.

Its close to the one month mark on the one so cracked it open.

The head retention is decent on this one and lacing is very solid on the glass.
The aroma of the Honey is still apparent but not overpowering.

Sip of the brew shows a good maltiness and nice hops notes. Honey texture has stuck with this beer nicely.

Only thing I would reccomend on this one is to keep it fermenting at the lower end of your temp range (18C should be good) as this one gave me quite the noggin knocker the day after (drank a one litre bomber mind you B) )

Highly reccomend doing this one if you do not have an all grain set up. I think this was one of my best go's at it.

Cheers all.

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I am very interested in this recipe, could you send me a list of ingredients and amounts so that I might try this one....it looks awesome!


"Creativewoody" post=325024 said:

This recipe is an upgrade to one I did last april when I wanted to challenge myself early.

It was a good brew, but I didn't put enough honey. Looking back, I don't feel my adjunct ratio was quite right either.

[attachment=10592]honeybadger1.jpg[/attachment]
Here's my ingredients.

about 400 g of elias honey.
the lager and american ale kits

2 packs of the dry yeast.

my good ole eden barley LME.

[attachment=10593]honeybadger2.jpg[/attachment]

once it was at full boil, i pulled off heat and added honey first.

[attachment=10594]honeybadger4.jpg[/attachment]

once the honey was fully dissolved I added all my extracts.

[attachment=10595]honeybadger5.jpg[/attachment]

a VERY respectable hydrometer reading.

I put BOTH yeast packets in the keg. This puppy will need the extra little guys to help break this down.

obviously, with a reading like this, I will be fermenting 3 weeks, and condition for two whole months.

Will keep you posted as always on the progress!

Happy brewing all!

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