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Derf
07-16-2004, 12:36 AM
Does anyone have a favourite recipe for braggot? If no one has any better suggestions, I'm planning on taking a honey brown ale recipe I have and altering it. Much more honey, much less malt, but otherwise the same.

JoeM
07-18-2004, 09:38 AM
0.5 lb 40 L Crystal Malt
0.25 oz your favorite bittering hop
3-4 lbs light DME
5 lbs Honey
irish moss (optional)
water to 5 gallons total volume
your favorite ale yeast
5 oz priming sugar at bottling

very simple but very nice. i like the honey flavor and aroma to predominate in this recipe so i use the bare minimum amount of bittering hops and NO aroma hops, of course you can always decide to add them if you like. i steep the crystal at 170 degrees for 20 minutes then remove it. i then boil the DME and bittering hops for 60 minutes (adding the irish moss after 45 min), remove from the boil and add the honey. i have had great sucess with liquid london ale yeast, but really any good quality ale yeast can be used. i usually rack once or twice over the course of three months and then bottle and age for 6 months to a year.