The White House Honey Ale Recipe Pack

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The White House Honey Ale Recipe Pack

SKU:WHHoneyale
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The White House Honey Ale is flavoured with a blend of crystal and biscuit malts matched with flavour and aroma's from Fuggles and Goldings hops.

Pack contains 3kg of Light Malt Extract, Hops, Crushed Grains and Yeast with full simple instructions. Requires 500g of honey which is not included. Kit requires boiling.

Makes 19 litres of approx 7.6% ABV beer.

Requires 10 litre pan, strainer + basic brewing equipment.

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Inspired by home brewers from across America, last year President Obama bought a home brewing kit for the kitchen. After the few first drafts they landed on some great recipes that came from a local brew shop and these were adapted to form the basis for a couple of regular brews, all brewed with Honey from the White House Hives.

Ever since word leaked that the Obama White House was producing its very own, home-brewed ales and porters beer enthusiasts have been trying to pry the secret recipes out. There was a Freedom of Information Act request. There was a question from the White House press corps. Eventually, Press Secretary Jay Carney tweeted that the President would oblige if an online petition hit its goal of 25,000 signatures.

Although the petition only achieved just over 12,000 signatures it would appear that the White House took pity and decided to release two of the regular recipes which we have converted and packed into complete recipe packs so you can brew these great beer for yourself at home.

The White House Honey Ale is flavoured with a blend of crystal and biscuit malts matched with flavour and aroma's from Fuggles and Goldings hops.

Pack contains 3kg of Light Malt Extract, Hops, Crushed Grains and Yeast with full simple instructions. Requires 500g of honey which is not included. Kit requires boiling.

Makes 19 litres of approx 7.6% ABV beer.

Requires 10 litre pan, strainer + basic brewing equipment.

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  • Rating
    Sweet and smoov
    Review by Jameson 04/08/2016
    I had a problem with this batch - it did not carbonate as I expected after two weeks - it popped but was flat. After I reintroduced 3.5g/L sugar as simple sugar, carefully rebottled it and waited another 2 weeks - it was fine. I tried a tester "half-bottle" and it was tasty.

    The honey in this batch adds a complex layer of sweetness and smoothness. I would almost characterize this as a Newcastle Ale with honey. I'm not a strict brown ale fan, but the honey really does add a depth that I like.

    And, of course, it has a nice kick. Sweet and high ABV - smoov, Barry, smoov.
  • Rating
    Epic Beer
    Review by Doglanerpon 13/07/2015
    As my first foray into extract brewing, this has been an absolute pleasure to brew. I bottled it tonight after 2 weeks 3 days in the FV and managed to drink a pint and a half during the process. I was showing restraint, too. There wasn't a hint of that 'home brew' taste and I would liken it at the moment to a strong bitter from a Chiswick brewery. Have to say, that Mr Obama has some taste in beer, if you're dithering about extract brewing, don't. Just watch out for the start of the boil. It is quite boisterous! Looking forward to my next brew very much.
  • Rating
    Sweet & deep -- with time
    Review by drbon 25/09/2014
    Brewed in late summer 2014. I have, by way of comparison, Wreck the Halls and a Woodfordes Nog in stock at the same time. Having sampled a couple of bottles after 1 month, I can get a feeling for how it will develop. Already notes of toasty malt with a slight caramel -- right now, it is still a bit sweet BUT it will mellow out, I am sure.

    Easy to brew - don't be afraid of the steep part, if you are new to it - it is easy and satisfying to watch the process unfold. I suspect this will be a #1 choice as autumn comes, becoming even more interesting and flavoursome as it develops.
  • Rating
    Sweet & deep -- with time
    Review by drbDavidon 25/09/2014
    Brewed in late summer 2014. I have, by way of comparison, Wreck the Halls and a Woodfordes Nog in stock at the same time. Having sampled a couple of bottles after 1 month, I can get a feeling for how it will develop. Already notes of toasty malt with a slight caramel -- right now, it is still a bit sweet BUT it will mellow out, I am sure.

    Easy to brew - don't be afraid of the steep part, if you are new to it - it is easy and satisfying to watch the process unfold. I suspect this will be a #1 choice as autumn comes, becoming even more interesting and flavoursome as it develops.
  • Rating
    Too drinkable...
    Review by Hopiton 26/01/2014
    Brewed the Extract kit and was bottled within 10 days.

    Of the three extract kits I've brewed so far this was the most complex, albeit steeping the grains for 30 minutes. I'd recommend doing this in a separate sauce pan, rather than in a big kettle, to save the faff of removing the grains from the wort. The wort over boiled slightly after adding the honey; needs a careful eye to stop the over boil. I used orange blossom honey. The Nottingham yeast was easy to start, and cooled down to the wort temperature so was easy to pitch.

    A month after bottling and the beer is almost clear, but that’s not stopped me enjoying a taster. What a belter! Literally. If you're not a fan of strong beer stay away. If you are you'll get an ale with more body and darker colour than a pale ale, with a toasty/malty flavour and subtle hops. The over boil caused some of the wort to catch on the bottom of the kettle and it’s introduced a slight caramel/toffee flavour, which is delicious. Out of a mistake I have a twist on the recipe, which I hope I can reproduce, as the beer is that good. Every brewery has a story of a brew that went wrong, which they end up brewing time and time again, this is mine!
  • Rating
    Dangerous
    Review by Rdrdrdon 02/09/2013
    When I tasted it as I bottled it I was not impressed and even worried. Even after adding ice, standing my fermenter in cold water it took overnight, mid summer, to get this cool enough to add yeast, I was in fear of infection. 4 weeks later and wow! After a bottle or two of this you too will feel you can run the free world.

    Drinking strong brews like this often seem to make me feel full or struggle to drink more, but this slips down far too easily. I planned on just sampling one bottle but after the family tasted it several more were opened.

    The process was a little more complex than a kit, takes longer, but the rewards are worth it. If you are happy brewing kits, try one of these extract packs. I will still use kits for sheer simplicity but having these recipes bundled makes it an attractive and simple next step to a greater variety of brews.
  • Rating
    Highly recommended
    Review by Eezygeezeron 18/08/2013
    Got this pack as I liked the story behind it and also thought a honey ale would be nice to try. I wasn't disappointed! The recipe is easy to brew and its up to you what honey you use. I went for an orange blossom honey (light in colour, slightly citrus aroma and taste) which seemed to work really well with the hops in this brew. Mine ended up slightly over strength at 8.3% but this no bad thing! I've just had my first bottle after only 1 week since bottling, thinking it would need at least a week or 2 longer, but no it's great already. Nice deep amber colour with a creamy off white head that lasts to the end. Smooth, slightly sweet with a very feint hint of the honey. Very, very drinkable, I'll be brewing this again soon.
  • Rating
    |Good starting point
    Review by Gavinon 06/07/2013
    Wasn't too happy with the time between ordering and delivery but that wasn't very excessive and I may have been too excited.
    As a noob to the extract method I think this recipe was a really good introduction. I did tweak the recipe a little but who doesn't?
    The ingredients seem well looked after. The vacuum packed hops are more perfectly preserved than the infamous han solo in carbonite.
    Big, big scents and aromas during boiling from the ingredients and everything seems very fresh.
    The wort is only just activated so can't say any more but on the whole well worth it so far!