honey ale fermentation time

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honey ale fermentation time

Postby spgriffin » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:51 pm

Anyone understand why the NB honey ale recipe has a 1 week ferm time and a 1 week secondary time? The gravity is high from the honey I suppose but why the short secondary time? Thanks in advance.
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Re: honey ale fermentation time

Postby bobcat_brewer » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:14 pm

Most of your fermentation will take place in your 1 week primary. The amount of honey that is in this recipe won't require the long times to ferment like you'd expect a mead to ferment. As long as you treat your fermentation well, that time frame should be perfectly fine.
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