Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Graff Stout
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
greencoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 564
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Graff Stout

After making up a batch of Brandon O's delicious Graff, I'd like to make an attempt at my own version. This will be based off the fictitious drink from Stephen King's Dark Tower books, rather then just being named after it.

I haven't personally read the books, but many of my friends have, and my band has a few songs about them. One of my friends told me "...in the town of River Crossing they serve 'a good strong graff' to the gunsliger and company with the last real meal they eat before a long journey through the Wastelands." This makes me think it's fairly alcoholic and robust.

I've never made a stout of any kind before, so please constructively critique my recipe. This will be an extract batch w/ steeping grains as I'm still pretty new to things. Also - I have no idea what kind of yeast I should be using.

2.5 Gal Apple Juice

3 Gal Boil:
3.3 lbs Dark LME
3/4 lb Black Patent
1 lb 120L Crystal
2 oz Tort. Wheat
1/2 lb Roasted Barley

1.5 oz 7-9 AA% hops @ 60
1 oz 7-9 AA% hops @20

Thoughts??

__________________

[/awesome]

greencoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
greencoat
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 564
Liked 14 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

For what it's worth, I just drank the first "test" (one week carbed) bottle of this. This stuff is delicious, and I can only see it getting better with a little time. The apple isn't too overpowering at all and plays it's role just fine. With a little more fine-tuning, I think this could be a great drink. I'd like to work on head stability and get a little more body out of it. Here's the recipe I rolled with:

Gunslinger's Graff

60 min boil

Steep the following in 4 gallons 150* water for 45 min:
3.3 lbs Amber LME
2 oz Tortified Wheat
1 lb Crystal 120
3/4 lb Black Patent 450
.5 lb Roasted Barley 300
.5 lb Smoked Malt 5


1 oz 9.7 Centennial (60)
.5 oz 7.5 Cascade (60)
1.5 oz 7.5 Cascade (60)

Top off with 2.75 Gallons apple juice.

Pitch US-05.

OG 1.056

Carbed with Cooper's tablets.

__________________

[/awesome]


greencoat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
CA-LT1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 152
Likes Given: 1

Default

I know, digging up an old thread. But I wanted to know what was your FG? How was the bitterness?

Sounds like a pre-made half & half (stout & cider)

__________________
CA-LT1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
CA-LT1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 152
Likes Given: 1

Default

Dang it, I just found the answers under your recipe listings.

Nevermind

__________________
CA-LT1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2013, 06:16 AM   #5
d_san06
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 15
Likes Given: 2

Default

Any tweaks you'd make post-brew?

__________________
d_san06 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #6
hunter_la5
16%er
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hunter_la5's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Braunfels, TX
Posts: 2,744
Liked 1031 Times on 640 Posts
Likes Given: 2927

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d_san06 View Post
Any tweaks you'd make post-brew?
I would check out this thread for more info on this recipe.
__________________
My coffin keezer build.
On Tap:
1. Mystery beer???
2. Yooper's Fizzy Yellow Beer
Bottled:
Kombucha
Primary:
1. Brandon O's Graff
2. Kombucha
UnderCouchers 4 Lyfe
hunter_la5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2013, 03:19 PM   #7
bartons15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 14
Default question on hops.

Are you adding all these hops together at the beginning of the 60 minute boil? Also, is this too many hops?

__________________
bartons15 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Branden O's Graff Lunarpancake Cider Forum 4 11-06-2009 05:56 PM
Pacman for Graff? LoganAz Cider Forum 1 10-17-2009 05:44 AM
Another graff question guscampag Cider Forum 1 10-06-2009 09:18 PM
Graff is too dry sjlammer Cider Forum 3 09-26-2009 02:45 PM
Graff In Primary Tcline Cider Forum 3 08-11-2009 08:53 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS