Honey Beer

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Honey Honey

Honey is another of those ingredients that were traditionally used to make beer on the British Isles long before hops and grain were used. This recipe is a more modern take, and uses some hops, however tastes distinctively of honey.


  • 800ml honey
  • 20g hops
  • 1 lemon (juice and rind)
  • 4 lt of water
  • Brewers yeast

Making Honey Beer

  1. Dissolve the honey in half the water.
  2. Meanwhile add the lemon rind and the hops to another pan with the rest of the water and bring it to the boil and simmer for 30mins.
  3. Strain the hop water into a fermenting bucket and add the honey water and leave well covered to cool.
  4. Add the lemon juice, and then add the yeast.
  5. Keep covered and stir daily for 3-4 days, then siphon into a fermenting jar and seal with an airlock.
  6. Leave the beer for another week until fairly clear then siphon into clean sterilised beer or pop bottles leaving a space of about 1 inch at the top of each bottle.
  7. Add 1/4 tsp sugar to each bottle then seal.
  8. Leave in a warm place for a week or so, then store in a cool place for another 3-4 weeks before drinking.
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