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Just interested in tweaking a standard KnK.

Would it be possible to use either honey or golden syrup instead of 1kg sugar to a standard 1.7 draught can? If so, how much would be an equivalent amount?  I was thinking 500g and then dry hopping 50g of goldings.

thanks

WW

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10 hours ago, worry wort said:

Just interested in tweaking a standard KnK.

Would it be possible to use either honey or golden syrup instead of 1kg sugar to a standard 1.7 draught can? If so, how much would be an equivalent amount?  I was thinking 500g and then dry hopping 50g of goldings.

thanks

WW

Hi WW

A couple of the Coopers recipes with honey in them are:

Beekeeper, Strawberry Blonde, Oval Office Honey Amber and Cleopatra's Asp

All have at least 50:50 LDM or BE to honey.  

Irish Ale has golden syrup

I imagine you could use 1kg of honey instead of 1 kg of sugar.  Not sure if they ferment out the same though.

Cheers Shamus

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I probably wouldn't use it as the entire addition. Use about 200-300g honey or syrup and make up the rest with malt. The beer will be better for it.

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On 1/22/2019 at 8:25 AM, Otto Von Blotto said:

I probably wouldn't use it as the entire addition. Use about 200-300g honey or syrup and make up the rest with malt. The beer will be better for it.

Yes, that is good advice. I second it....Have never seen Coopers recommend mixing their kits with a kg of sugar.

A kilo of honey would completely dominate the the brew and make the body pretty thin. In addition, the yeast would likely struggle a bit to ferment that much honey, as it is low in nutrients.

Cheers,

Christina.

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