Time to start up the ol’ brew log again. The next brew session will be for the honey wheat ale. I reviewed my recipe and I am putting together my shopping list. Here it goes:
4.5 pounds of American 2-row Malt
4.5 pounds of Wheat Malt
1 pound of Honey Malt
White Labs WLP001 California Ale
I was going to get some light caramel malt but I am going to keep it simple. Honey malt will be my specialty malt.
I was going to buy some hops for flavoring, but I have some Columbus left over from the pale ale brew session. I think I am just going to bitter with them and let the honey/wheat flavor dominate.
This brew will be a cautiously experimental beer. It’s more of an exercise of learning the value of honey malt than anything else.
P.S. If I have enough left over on the gift certificate, then I was planning to buy a secondary fermentation vessel…a glass carboy with a stopper…and I guess another airlock.