Recipe: English Honey Brown Ale

What would happen if you augmented the slightly dry, caramelly and roasty character of a smooth, mellow English brown ale with the sweet floral flavor of honey? What if you added the honey at the very last possible minute to maximize its presence in the finished beer? What if it was delicious? This recipe is a spinoff of our highly popular Nut Brown Ale kit that combines American malts, hops and ale yeast with honey. A well balanced and intensely drinkable beer.

Source: Northern Brewer

Beer Specifications

Beer Name: English Honey Brown Ale
Beer Style: Brown Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons / 20.8 litres
Estimated SRM: 16.2°
Estimated IBU: 20.9
Estimated OG: 1.056
Estimated FG: 1.016
Estimated ABV: 4.2%

Grain Bill/Fermentables

LBS Fermentables
8 2-Row
0.25 English Chocolate Malt
0.25 Special B
0.25 Belgian Biscuit
0.25 Briess Special Roast

Hops and Additions

Amount Time Hops
0.75 oz 60 min Cluster
1 lbs 0 min Honey


# Yeast
1 British Ale Yeast (WLP013 or WYeast 1098)

Fermentation Schedule

21 days Primary
7-14 days Bottle Conditioning
Optimal Fermentation Temperature: 66-70°F / 18.8-21°C
Place fermenter in stable temperature, out of the light.


Mash Temperature: 154°F / 67.8°C
Mash Time: 60 min
Strike Water Volume: 3.5 gallons / 15.9 litres
Sparge Water Volume: 3 gallons / 11.4 litres
Boil Duration: 60 min

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