DetailsOne of our most unique recipes on our menu of homebrews. Ah, who are we trying to fool. This is Autumn Amber Ale recipe with 2 pounds of Minnesota clover honey added to it. The hint of roasted flavor combined with the smooth sweet flavor of the honey make this a recipe worth trying.
Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 lbs. Gold liquid malt extract, 2 lbs. Minnesota Clover Honey, 8 oz. Caramel 80L, 2 oz. Special B, 2 oz. Roasted Barley specialty grains, 1/2 oz. Galena bittering hops, 1 oz. Fuggle aroma hops, priming sugar, and a grain bag.
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4.9 / 5.045 Reviewshoney amber ale extract beer kitI really enjoyed this honey amber ale it had a great flavor.July 11, 2016Excellent Amber Ale. The touch of honey rounds it out nicely.My Brother-in-law and I have brewed this at least 3 times. Good re-producibility. The first batch we made we shared with friends as Christmas gifts. None were returned! (We kept the next batches for ourselves). I like the versatility of adding the honey for shorter or longer boil times depending on the amount of essence you want in the finished product. We've brewed it with the Wyeast Activator Am Ale 1056 & used whirlflock to get a cleaner beer. A very fine amber ale!November 10, 2009Great BeerI brewed this tasty beer to be ready for thanksgiving. Simple recipe great results. It has a nice honey after taste goes down smooth and to say the least 5 gallons of this went in 2 hours.December 11, 20091st time brewerThis was my first brew and it came out great. My friends and family loved it. I had a little trouble getting the carbonation, but over time it has developed nicely.December 25, 2009GREAT STUFF!!!This was my second go at homebrew, and this stuff is amazing! Smelled great while boiling, great instructions, and loved the honey. I added it at 15 minutes left, right in the middle. You can definitely taste the honey in the brew. Took a bit to get carbonation, but it cleared very nicely with no Irish moss or anything. Beautiful color, rich taste. This is going fast!!!March 31, 2010Great tasting beerThis was my first home brew, and it turned out great! Some reviewers had issues with carbonation, but I had no problems with this at all. The honey flavor really ties the brew together. Friends and family are loving it, so it's definitely worth brewing more than once.April 4, 2010AWESOME BEERThis was the 2nd batch I have ever made, and I am going to continue using this kit. I added 3/4 of the honey for flavor, then the remainder for the last two minutes of the boil for aroma, and also dry hopped with some northdown. Wow, it was freakin' awesome, only one 24 oz remains to be drank on my b-day (sadly the others just didn't make it...lol) I should have waited longer than two weeks I'm sure, but it was so good I said screw it and drank them while family was visiting (they loved them too) Long story short it was a great beer, and I will continue brewing it. This was my first Midwest kit, and I will be a returning customerApril 4, 2010Tastes great you won't be dissapointed.Very good beer. It was my first batch of homebrew but it turned out awesome. I followed the instructions but added the honey during the last 15 minutes. I used a secondary fermentation and left it for about a month in the secondary. Don't know if that helped the flavor or not but the beer was really good. I'm very impressed.May 26, 20105 out of 5! The honey really gives it a kick.Well, I'm sitting here drinking one of my beers. Its been 12 days since I bottled and its an excellent beer! I added the honey during the last 20 minutes, but I feel like the last 15 would have been better. It's not quite as hoppy as I expected so during the next batch I'll add another quarter ounce of Galena hops during boil. Quick note for others out there. I would recommend using Creamy X for the priming solution. The head is astounding when using it! Just another week and this beer is going to be ready for the 4th of July!June 25, 20106.5% ABV? Woulda bee nice to know...So I made this per instructions, and questioned the addition of the 1lb of honey to the entire 6lbs of LME, but figured, hey the directions say it so what do I know? Sure enough it made the Original Gravity high and my final ABV is 6.5%, and it tastes rather strong in alcohol, and while it would probably calm down slightly with a few months of maturing, I made it for a camp trip this weekend. Somewhat dissapointed. _x000D__x000D_I would recommend using only 5lbs of LME + the 1lb of honey, to bring the AB down to the 5ish %. Also the honey was not very good... I tried it and it was very fake tasting and I couldn't stomach another taste; I wouldn't have put that on my toast. Should have tossed it and gotten some from the store. _x000D__x000D_Overall, not glad I bought this kit. Stick with the Autumn Amber and you'll have a similar but better final result.October 15, 2010
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Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 2 answersHow long should I keep it in the second fermentation(glass carboy) before bottling?BEST ANSWER: For this kit, I would recommend a 2 week long secondary before bottling.I am kegging this batch. First attempt at kegging vs bottling. I left in primary 3 weeks. How long do I need to leave in keg under carbonation?BEST ANSWER: Never kegged this batch but I have always found four weeks is the magic number. This has always been my favorite kit. AMBER ALERT!