At times we are presented with family/friends getting together with just a month's notice. This prompted me to test out several recipes that might be a little more simple than I'd usually make them in the hopes that the flavors meld quicker. I began my testing on the lighter end of the spectrum as I fully anticipated these to be more likely ready. I bottle, which certainly constrains me when time is an issue. My intentions are to ferment for 2 weeks, condition for 2 weeks, and then chill for 3 days (31 days total). My blonde turned out very well, which I figured. But my honey wheat has a strange bite upfront that dies out quickly, and halfway through the beer isn't really noticed anymore, but the first few sips are quite off-putting to me (SWMBO doesn't mind as much). I've worked on a honey wheat recipe and feel I've about nailed it down, though I give it 3 weeks/3 weeks/1 week and use a wheat yeast as well as honey malt (though my IBU's are generally lower). This was the recipe I came up with (2.5 gal): 1.75 lbs 2-row 1.25 lbs soft white wheat berries 1 lb honey (FO) 1/4 lb light DME (OG was a little low) 0.3 oz Palisade @ 70/7 mins 0.4 oz Palisade @ 21 mins 1/2 pack US-05 So I'm wondering if honey just needs a little time or if it's something else as I've tried another today (maybe a week later) and that bite has mellowed out, though there's still something noticeable. Any insight?