Honey Wheat

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Honey Wheat

Postby Liquid Blur » Tue Apr 22, 2003 10:01 pm

Hey guys,
I have a honey wheat in the secondary and had a question. When I gave the beer a taste there was a bit of a tart flavor to it. My question is if anyone knows if that is a characteristic of a beer with honey it it. I am really good with sanatizing so I don't think that it is infected. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks,
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Wheat? Yeast?

Postby BillyBock » Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:32 am

Hey LB:
Every wheat beer I've drank had a slight tartness to it, actually refreshing. It could be the wheat or the yeast. How much wheat was part of your recipe vs. barley. What yeast did you use? There may be other factors, but those are the two that jump out. If you could post the recipe and procedures that may help.

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What Kind of Honey

Postby fitz » Wed Apr 23, 2003 4:50 am

What kind of honey did you use?
Blackberry, or rasberry honey have a tartness to it. It is good for mead, but in beer, I would use clover honey. It is lightly flavored, has a residual sweetness, and doesn't have the tartness of the berry honeys. In a dark or a porter, I may trie something a little robust, but a wheat beer should be accented with a light honey.
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Clover Honey

Postby Liquid Blur » Wed Apr 23, 2003 10:00 am

Yes, Fitz it was a clover honey. Thanks for the advice. I just wanted to know it it were a characteristic of a beer that had honey in it and Billy answered my question. Thanks again.
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