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Northern Brewer's White House Honey Ale 1 Gallon Recipe Kit


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White House Honey Ale

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An original recipe brewed by White House staff and shared with the world as a Northern Brewer kit. Built on a big foundation of malt with strong tones of biscuit and toffee, White House Honey Ale plays down hop bitterness and plays up the fruity and caramelly aspect of English malt and yeast. A late addition of pure honey is the signature calling card of this recipe, imbuing a floral aroma and lightening the body. Ale to the chief!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield1 Gallon
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Northern Brewer's White House Honey Ale 1 Gallon Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original GravityNo
Total Time to MakeNo
3.9 / 5.0
28 Reviews
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My new #1 favorite.
I've been looking for a recipe kit to try as a 5 gallon. This is it! It may not be an true match but it just reminds me of old Watney's Red Barrel ... which I haven't had for over 30 years but as I said it "reminds me of" and that's all it takes.
March 30, 2018
1 year ago
Just tried one.
Despite letting the water overboil, and thereby loosing some water in the batch, this carbonated extremely well, and tasted super honey. Granted, it was super condensed due to longer boil & even longer maturation (gave her three weeks in the fermenter) it tasted great.
March 16, 2018
3 months ago
Half grains I received were crushed into a fine powder. Anyone who knows a little about brewing knows that this will result in off flavors. Probably not to White House Standards. I havenâ??t brewed it yet because Im debating on sending the grains back.
December 11, 2017
5 months ago
It was outstanding, smooth and nice sweetness. Will make another batch again! How do I get the white house beer glass?
July 27, 2017
10 months ago
I took the advise of some of the other brewers and added some more honey. but I think I added too much. instead of the 2 ounces, I added 6 ounces. you can definitely taste the honey. With that though one of the first two bottles was flat. unsure if it was a bottling error( the kind of bottles I used). So the rest will sit in bottles for another 2 weeks before I try it again. time always helps beer.
April 12, 2017
over 2 years ago
Flat beer
Rather disappointed in this one. Brewed and bottled exactly by instructions. Tried it last nite after three weeks in the bottle still completely flat. I'm thinking I should have used the whole yeast packet instead of half.
March 6, 2017
1 year ago
Not what I expected
Followed the recipe exactly. Came out much darker then the picture. Very Malty. Not a bad beer - just not my style. Also seems to lack carbonation from 3 weeks priming.
February 16, 2017
1 year ago
4th batch brewed, and by far the best. Once I upgrade to a 5 gallon setup, this will definitely be what I go with. I did read a few reviews in regards to using more honey and I did, probably double the amount, couldn't tell you since I didn't measure, but couldn't really tell it was there except a light after tone of it. I was concerned how it would turn out since I was rushed during the cooling process and didn't get it all the way down to temp, and added too much of the yeast, but still turned out great. Highly recommend this for all brewers.
October 7, 2016
Good tasting Beer
I baught the one gallon batch just to try it. Just opened my first bottle 04/12/2016 oh what a good tasting ale I am definitely doing the five gallon now thanks NBMS
May 13, 2016
Love It
Im new at this whole home brewing stuff but Northern Brewer makes its easy, your a phone call away, my order gets here fast, I am always shocked.
April 28, 2016
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So, I made this kit (my first homebrew attempt!) and after 2 weeks in fermentation and 2.5 weeks in the bottle I tried my first one. However, when i tried it it was EXTREMELY carbonated. Like a beer-flavored soda. Super gross. Thoughts on why this happened? (I didn't take OG and FG readings. I maybe should have, but since I'm only making it in one gallon I feel like that takes away a pretty significant portion of my final output after just a few readings.)
C A on May 8, 2016

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! That is more than likely because the beer wasn't finished fermenting prior to bottling so the yeast continued to ferment while in the bottle. So with those extra sugars, and the priming sugar, the yeast were able to produce more carbonation than you would want in that beer. I hope that this helps!
At what point is the hunny added? I missed that somewhere.
A shopper on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can add hunny 5 to 1 minutes before flame out to retain the hunny flavor.

Others had given me suggest to use hunny for priming the beer but I haven't tried. They said this is the best way to retain hunny flavor.
How long should i ferment this for? Everyone states this gets better with time. But is that in the fermentation process (1 stage or 2?) or in how long i then let it sit in the bottle?
brian d on Mar 30, 2018
I am an amatuer at brewing. I have only made four one gallon small batches in 2016. I am planning on doing some more brewing this year.
I made a one gallon small batch of the White House Honey Ale in 2016. I let it ferment for two weeks and then let it in the bottle for two more weeks. This was done with my son out in North Salt Lake, Utah. My son and I really liked the result.
I plan on trying a five gallon brew of the White House Honey Ale this month. Hope it turns out as good as the one gallon.
Hope this helps you out.
How long are the ingredients good for? In a nut shell I receive a 1 gallon kit last year and forgot about it. The yeast has been in a refrigerator for this whole time.
A shopper on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'd go ahead and brew it up, there's little to lose! It's older than we'd like, but not as old as some kits that people have brewed up! It will be fine to use, the yeast will be fine, it's just that the grain would be a little stale, but it's a very small part of the kit, really. I'd go for it! Brew it up!
Has anyone had carbonation issues with this beer? I did primary for 2 weeks, bottle condition for two weeks and the beer looks way darker than the image online and is very flat.
A shopper on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I ran into something similar. Ended up using 1.5 sugar drops/bottle, and let it sit 3-4 weeks in the bottles. Turned out much more carbonated. The darkness could be caused by your yeast/fermentation going screwy - temperatures, etc.
Why only half the yeast packet?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The amount of yeast needed for a one gallon recipe is not as much as for a 5 gallon, which uses 3 full packets. You don't want to start with too much yeast.
Dumb question but can I use three 1 gallon kits for a 3 gallon carboy?
F C on Sep 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You could do this...might make more sense to look up the recipe and determine if you can buy larger containers of the malts and save some money possibly...it would also only need one packet of yeast.

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