Like the White House honey Porter, I decided to brew this beer with the hope that I could use the opportunity to repeat “FOUR MORE BEERS!!!” over and over again. Needless to say, that got pretty old pretty quickly.
The original recipes (including the one posted below) can be found at the White House Blog. The recipe itself is relatively straight-forward, but as I was working with a dealine on my brew day, my brain went into auto-pilot mode, and I included certain ingredients – namely, the honey – in the wrong order. The original recipe – pictured below – calls for the inclusion of honey near the end of the boil (in the last five minutes. I presume that this gives the beer a more lasting sweetness, and enduring honey-flavor. Of course, unless I make it again, I won’t know what it’s SUPPOSED to taste like, as I dumped the honey in with the rest of the extract… and THEN read the reast of the instructions.
Oh well; my version of the brew turned out to be pretty damn tasty.
Here it is:
Grains: (Steep for 30 minutes in 3 gallons of water at 150 degrees)
- 8 oz Crystal 40
- 8 oz Crystal 60
- 4 oz Crystal 80
- 6.5 lbs Light LME
- 1 lb. Light DME
- 1 lb. Wildflower Honey
- 1.5 oz Goldings (@ boil)
- 1.5 oz Fuggles (@ 5 minutes left)
- Windsor Dry Ale Yeast
Unlike the porter, I would certainly make this beer again. It has a nice amber color, a balanced maltyness, it’s not too sweet, but still has a lingering hint of honey, and the