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I have just brewed an 5 gallon extract Nut brown ale and used slightly shy of 1lb of brown sugar when adding the malt extract and 1 lb of clover honey 10 minutes before the end of the boil .
My questions are:

1) Did I screw up using both at the same time?
2) What’s your best guess as to how it will taste?

3) OG is 1.050. Target OG before honey and Brown sugar was 1.044 is that about right with all the extra sugars I added? 
4) Expectations for blow off tube need?


i’m assuming the honey will lighten the body while the light brown sugar will add flavor. Is that correct?

im using Wyeast 1098 British ale yeast smack pack.  Thanks for listening. 

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Too much brown sugar can leave a flavor that some people describe as like black licorice.  To my palate, it's quite unpleasant.  I've never used more than 1 cup in a 2-gallon batch, so I don't know how much would be too much.  The test will be in the taste.  🙂

 

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I used about 2 cups maybe just a little more so that sounds about right. I’m looking forward to the taste test. After letting sit all afternoon at a room temp of 76* to help the yeast get rolling, I’m dropping it down To 68* to make the yeast happier. 

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On 8/30/2020 at 8:03 PM, Spoodge said:

I only added 1 pound which was about 2 cups.  

 

Sugar is sugar.  Honey, brown sugar, white sugar.  The more sugar you added, the drier the beer.  

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