View Full Version : Reappearing honey flavor???

11-10-2015, 10:26 PM
I'm curious to hear your experiences. How long does it take aging something for the flavor of the honey to step forward?

Thoughts? Experiences?

11-11-2015, 11:17 AM
I think the dumb phase is largely dependent on the yeast you use.

For Wyeast 1388, there is a very noticeable dumb phase until 6-8 months. After that, a lot of honey reappears.

I find DV10 needs a bit over a year to really bring it all back. When it does, it's very nice!

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11-11-2015, 11:44 AM
For me it has been 12-18 months for 1388, 8-12 for 71b, and more like 18-24 for EC1118. Working with K1V at present, and time will tell.

11-11-2015, 06:23 PM
Probably also depends on how much honey you use per gallon and what type of honey you use