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Buckwheat honey

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Unclerudy
beers 12 º places 3 º 17:56 Tue 10/16/2012

I love it. Donít use too much, or it gets overpowering. But with just the right amount, it is amazing and wonderfully complex depths to anything that it goes in.

Thoughts?

 
pellegjr
beers 395 º places 16 º 18:47 Tue 10/16/2012

Never used it but would be very interested in trying. Any suggestions on % of total fermentables?

 
DA
places 1 º 21:25 Tue 10/16/2012

Yah, I really like the flavor, though not so much the smell, but itís definitely overpowering. I used it for 7% of fermentables in a pretty malty dark beer and it was too much in my opinion.

 
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beers 16462 º places 680 º 03:07 Wed 10/17/2012

Buckwheat is part of my food culture (pizzoccheri; polenta taragna) and not (gallette au sarrasin; soba).
A good European buckwheat honey has a very strong buckwheat flavor.
I tried only one sample in Canada, it was not so strong but still good.

I had a couple of varietal meads, and they were very interesting.

How did you use the honey? in a brown beer?

 
Unclerudy
beers 12 º places 3 º 03:41 Wed 10/17/2012

I used it in a tart cherry cyser. I used one pound in a six gallon recipe that had 15 pounds of orange blossom honey and 5 gallons of apple juice. Probably just about the right amount, no more. It came as a barrel aged characteristic, without being in a barrel. Very unique smell and taste.

 
HornyDevil
05:54 Wed 10/17/2012

Iíve used it in imperial stouts in the past with very good success. 3 lbs in a 6 gallon batch is the sweet spot, IMO.

 
NobleSquirrel
beers 3438 º places 209 º 07:15 Wed 10/17/2012

Iíve had some phenomenal dark braggots & a really nice Metheglin using the honey exclusively. A good meadmaker can make some wonderful stuff with the honey, imo.

 
bitbucket
beers 2160 º places 63 º 21:28 Thu 10/18/2012

Iíve been thinking of making a 100% buckwheat mead. And I have enough honey on hand to do it. Somebody talk me out of it.

 
Unclerudy
beers 12 º places 3 º 04:50 Fri 10/19/2012

Make sure you use enough nutrients when you do make it. And backsweeten with buckwheat honey also.

 
HornyDevil
06:06 Fri 10/19/2012

Originally posted by Unclerudy
Make sure you use enough nutrients when you do make it.


No reason to do this unless youíre making a mead as the wort has more than enough nutrient for the yeast to be happy.

Originally posted by Unclerudy
And backsweeten with buckwheat honey also.


I guess you could do this, but only if the end product winds up too thin.

 
bitbucket
beers 2160 º places 63 º 22:06 Fri 10/19/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Originally posted by Unclerudy
Make sure you use enough nutrients when you do make it.


No reason to do this unless youíre making a mead as the wort has more than enough nutrient for the yeast to be happy.

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