Derkson Buckwheat/Sage Honey Ale

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Submitted By: Renebq (Shared)
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Brewer: Rene Baquet
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: American Brown Ale (10D)
Boil Size: 6.00 galStyle Guide: BJCP 1999
Color: 16.2 SRMEquipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Bitterness: 33.1 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.054 (13.4° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Light Body
Est FG: 1.008 SG (2.0° P)Fermentation: My Aging Profile
ABV: 6.1%Taste Rating: 0.0

Amount Name Type #
7.00 gal Crystal Geyser Water 1
7 lbs 8.00 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Vienna Malt (4.0 SRM) Grain 3
5.60 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 4
5.44 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 5
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
1.0 pkgs Pacman (Wyeast #1764) Yeast 7
1 lbs Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 8

Taste Notes

Malt syrup and dark honey aromas predominate, followed by a combination of walnut and pine tar aromas. Flavor is also faintly sweet initially but finishes dry with a crisp hop bitterness. Color is medium brown with tan head. Head and lacing is fleeting


The inspiration for this beer was a recent study showing that buckwheat honey had more anti-oxidants than other honies. Since anti-oxidants have been promoted by the brewing industry, why not try and make a pleasing beer with more anti-oxidants? Buckwheat honey was added at last 15 min of boil. 7.4 *B (calc 2.1 *P) on 8/5/04 and temp moved up to 66F. 2.5 gal to keg and bottled 3.5 gal w/ 2oz corn sugar.

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