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Offline Chris Craig

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Graff
« on: June 25, 2012, 08:36:33 PM »
I got this from HBT.  It's pretty much the one carmstrong made a few months back.

.5 lb crystal 120L
1 oz of flaked barley
4 Gallons of apple juice.
1 gallon of water
2 lbs of DME
0.5 oz Willamette

Directions for brewing:
Steep the grain in .75 gallons of water @ 155 degrees for 30 mins.
Sparge with .25 gallons 170 degree water and throw away grains.
Add DME and bring to a boil.
Add hops when boiling starts and boil for 30 mins.
Cool down the wort (if you choose not to cool the wort and just let the AJ do the cooling then your cider won't be as clear). I don't care about clarity so I just let the AJ do the cooling, but if you stick your pot in the freezer and let this get down to 70 degrees or so your cider will clear fairly easy. Pour the wort and apple juice into your carboy and pitch yeast.

Ferment 2 weeks at 64-68 degrees with US-05 then keg or bottle.

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Re: Graff
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 12:52:14 AM »
Some variant of this recipe needs to be promoted to wiki... that stuff was beautiful.
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Re: Graff
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 08:40:50 PM »
This stuff is AWESOME!  It's definitely going into rotation around here.

Wiki for sure!

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Re: Graff
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 08:47:53 PM »
Gonna run this with some fresh pressed cider this fall.

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Re: Graff
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 08:25:37 AM »
Finally getting around to running this again.  I haven't brewed since early November, and I'm itching to ferment something!

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Re: Graff
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 09:21:12 AM »
Iíve always been curious to try graff, bring some to a meet someday   8)

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Re: Graff
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 10:14:59 AM »
Iíve always been curious to try graff, bring some to a meet someday   8)

Will do.  I expect it'll be ready for the meeting after next.

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Re: Graff
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 08:12:49 PM »
Well, I got carried away on this...Poured in an extra 2L of juice by mistake.  I also decided, against the HBT author's advice, to double up on the hops.  1oz of Hallertau.  We'll see.  I should be kegging this in 2 weeks.

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Re: Graff
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 08:13:32 PM »
And no flaked barley.  WTF is 1 oz of any grain going to have???

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Re: Graff
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 07:02:53 PM »
This is delicious!

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Re: Graff
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 01:51:51 PM »
I may take the hour or so and make some of this tonight ... no time to brew a full batch of beer

what is the starting gravity on this approximately?
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Re: Graff
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 05:13:00 PM »
I'm not sure. I didn't measure. In best guess is 1.055

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Re: Graff
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 06:27:21 PM »
Jake, I'd go easy on the hops.  I doubled up, and it's a bit bitter.  If that's what you want, then go to 'er.

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Re: Graff
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2014, 08:40:35 AM »
I bought twelve 1.36L bottles yesterday of Graves apple juice at Costco, and got around to making it around 10 last night ... was completely finished with clean up by 11:30. Very easy recipe to make when time is an issue.

I used .5 oz of 4%AA EKG ... the only step that I passed on was the sparge, other than that I followed the recipe.
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Re: Graff
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2014, 09:03:19 AM »
It's good to drink in 2 weeks.  Great recipe when you're low on time.