I’m making a Barleywine next month. Due to a high target OG and my mash limitations (amount of grain I can mash) I need to add some sugars to up the OG a little. I was wondering if adding 1-2lbs of honey is a good option. I guess I could just add some extract, but I wanted to go a different route if possible. Would honey work well? Or any other suggestions?
Recipe for 3gallons:
This would get me to 1.089 at 70% eff. I’m usually closer to 75%, but that’s a lot of grain for my pot and I am assuming a lower eff. Adding 2lbs of honey would get me to 1.112, which is around where I want to be for the OG on this beer.