Blue honey to ferment beer

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By antisect (Antisect) on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 01:37 am:

I'm wondering if anyone has ever attempted to use blue honey to ferment beer i'm thinking about doing it. 2 Grams per pint of homebrew is what i'm shooting for. Has anyone ever tryed this? or have any input?
thanks alot
and yes i'm willing to waste 1/4 lb of shrooms for this experiment

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 01:46 am:

well.... there was a thread awhile back that Merlin so generously provided his shroom-mead recipe... but the thread has been archived and that post seems to have disappeared... i thought i had a copy on my hard-drive, but i can't seem to find it... Merlin, if you don't mind.. would you please provide that one more time... or anyone else for that matter...

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 01:50 am:

oh yeah... BTW, here it is... the archived thread

By Merlin of Camelot (Merlin) on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 10:26 pm:

You sound as if you're familiar with homebrewing Antisect, so I'll assume that you understand equipment and procedure. If not, I'll elaborate.
If this isn't what you had in mind I also have a great recipe for honey lager.

16 lbs. Pure Brewing Honey (clover or wildflower if available).

The parred rind and juice from 16 lemons

Wyeast #3632 Dry Mead culture (this is the best I have found but any good champagne yeast should work well).

Add honey and lemon rind/juice to about a gallon and a half of water and
as I never boil honey, just heat this to about 140 degrees and hold there for about 20 minutes.
Then cool and add to water bringing to a full 5 gallons and pitch yeast.
Cover fermenter with cloth and allow to sit. At the end of one week siphon mead to clean secondary fermenter and seal with airlock.
you can do it the old way and use 5 gallons of fresh rainwater to which you would add the honey and lemon rinds/juice. Add yeast and allow to sit in a dark, cool place in an open bucket until fermentation is complete. Never know for sure what you might get if you do it this way!

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 11:49 pm:

Brettie and his Brain....

Wow, home brewing sounds like fun!....Too bad I'm an alky.

You could make some and then just give it away, yeah, that's the ticket!

Fuck no, dude, you know you'd wind up drinking some.

Better not.

You see the shit I have to deal with

By Merlin of Camelot (Merlin) on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 12:41 am:

Homebrewing is fun. It's a shame you're unable to partake. Of course I'm also an alcoholic. I just haven't quit drinking yet.

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 01:00 am:


By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 05:06 am:

The problem I see with shroom brewed beer is one that has to do with my drinking habits. I could see myself easily dosing WAY too much because I want to keep drinking beer. I'm sure most of you can relate.

By Merlin of Camelot (Merlin) on Sunday, December 16, 2001 - 05:20 am:

And there in lies the precise reason I've never done this.

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 01:56 pm:

if you only drink one or two and then switch to normal beer... you would probably be ok...

By jim brown (Shrhobbyist) on Monday, December 17, 2001 - 11:26 pm:

That works well on paper. Problem is, you might run out of normal beer. If the stores closed...well, those shroom beers will look pretty good pretty soon.

By Brad (Raze) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 12:49 am:

Blech... I cant stand beer.
I used to be able to drink vodka like it was water, then I moved on to whisky. This last 26er has lasted quite a while. I'm bored with alcohol. Pot and shrooms are so much better

By antisect (Antisect) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 06:00 pm:

Thanks alot for all the comments. I'm going to go ahead and try it. i've got 120 dry grams in honey right now. I'm gonna let them soak for about a month. Then make 5gallons of amber and hope for the best.

By quote: (Quote) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 10:26 pm:

you'll get better results if you brew 1st, then add your shrooms.
'magic' breaks down rapidly in solution, that's why.

By antisect (Antisect) on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 - 11:03 pm:

Alright sounds good. I'm gonna have to find something to do with all this honey now. But thanks alot for saving me from disappointment.