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Old 10-21-2012, 04:25 AM   #1
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I've been homebrwing for about 15 years and finally came into putting up a cider in early September. Just found a simple recipe for a Graff and was wondering if it was possible to pull this off in a 3 week period? Recipe calls for 3 gallons cider, 4 lbs DME, 1oz loose hops (have Cascade), and 2 gallons H20. Reason for asking is there is a deadline for a homebrew competition. ANY INFO APPRECIATED...

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Old 10-23-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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You get a lot more sediment from fruit than you do from grains (in my experience at least). You'll also find that anything fruit-based needs to age a long time. I make more wine than anything else, so waiting 6-12 months is normal, I'm still getting used to people bottling a month after pitching yeast.

In other words, dont rush it. It won't taste good in time for the competition.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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I kind of figured. But thanks for the confirmation Thor. Happy Brewing!

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