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Offline Justin C

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Apple Cider/ Graff
« on: December 16, 2011, 08:40:23 AM »
I thought I would post a Apple Cider/ Graff recipe that I brew and is usually always in stock at my place. I pick up the base recipe from HBT.

Ingredients:
18 Liters Apple Juice (I use the 2 Liter types that come on sale at Sobeys)
2.2 Lbs Light DME
.5 Lbs Crystal 120L
1 Oz Torrified Wheat
.5 -.75 of your favorite Hop (I use Williamette)
1 Package Nottingham

Steep Crystal and Wheat in .75 Gallons of water @ 155 for 30 Min
Sparge grains with .25 Gallon of water @ 170
Add DME and bring to a boil for . 5 Hour with a hop addition at 30
Cool and add to apple juice in fermenter and pitch yeast when temp is correct
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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 10:07:49 AM »
That sounds really good, I've done something very similar with fuggles as the hops.

How long do you let this mature before drinking it? I've always found that ciders take about 3 months to get to their peak, but then I always put at least a pound of honey in them too, and that takes quite a while to mellow.
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Offline Justin C

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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 10:38:24 AM »
I usually leave it for about 3 weeks after bottling. The malt and hops in the recipe help with the mellowing out of the cider.

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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011, 02:42:41 PM »
That does sound nice - what is tortified wheat?
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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 02:59:46 PM »
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That does sound nice - what is tortified wheat?


It's basically puffed wheat.  It adds body and aids in head retention.

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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 03:31:18 PM »
Just watch if you order it thru noble grape as you get a 2 lb bag, but only need 1 oz, So... if any wants to brew it and needs torrified wheat I have about 2 lb minus a couple of Oz. :cheers:

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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 03:41:09 PM »
I wonder if the toasted wheat flakes we get would be a good substitute?
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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2011, 03:57:30 PM »
afaik flakes and torrified should both be gelatinised forms, so I suspect they would sub fairly well.
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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 11:19:02 AM »
I'm seriously considering making this and aging until early summer (unless it's good young, in which I'll probably drink it sooner :))

Do you think S04 would be an appropriate yeast?
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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 12:26:50 PM »
S04 will work fine, and this is pretty drinkable after 3 weeks in the bottle but it does get better as it sits.

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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »
Thanks Justin.

Is the torrified wheat for adding body, or does it affect the flavour as well?  This is the only ingredient I don't have, although I do have flaked barley.
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Re: Apple Cider/ Graff
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 04:57:26 PM »
It is just for adding body, it does not really add any flavour.