A couple of first happened with this home brewing session of Honey Pot pale ale:
- Used two different types of honey
- used melonoidin malt instead of honey malt
You can see by the picture to the right that the honeys are not exactly the same. The one on the left is cheap store bought honey. The other is honey my wife picked up while on a visit to Michigan this summer. The Michigan honey is light in color but huge on aroma and flavor. Floral. This honey is by far has the biggest characteristics of any honey I have ever had the joy of using in home brewing. Curious as to how much will make the final bottled product.
The other change, malt, was minor. From my research, supposedly this malt is similar based on what the maltster reports.
I don’t think this change has as much a chance to impact the beer like the honey. Tasting notes by the end of December. Enjoy!
- 2015-11-26: Fermenting nicely at 68*F.
Useless Fact: Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!