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Old 02-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #1991
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OG of 1.169 for the 1 gal boil or of the 18 liters? That is a massive OG, 4 gal of cider should be around 1.050-1.070 or something. if DME contributes 43 pts/lb/gal, the 1 gal boil would have a gravity of around 1.086 correct? So combing 4 gal of 1.060 with one gal of 1.086 would result with something in between those correct? still learning so please correct me if Im wrong. Was the reading from hydrometer or refractometer?
From my Hydrometer...ok, so did everyone else just 'know' to add an extra litre to start the boil?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #1992
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From my Hydrometer...ok, so did everyone else just 'know' to add an extra litre to start the boil?
Did you boil the apple juice?
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #1993
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No, I followed the recipe, do did a friend on the same day and we both list about 1litre

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #1994
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I'm getting ready to make this, so I follow this thread closely, and now as a newbie I'm a little confused about the one liter loss, do I add an extra liter of water?

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #1995
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I understand that the boil causes this.but most recipes gave a preboil volume to account for this. This one does not so I was just wondering if its.normal and just an oversight ?

I can easily add additional water to cover the loss if necessary.

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Next time boil in 1.25 gallons.

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Ok, what did I do wrong? I followed the recipe as it was posted at the beginning of the thread. For juice I used cider from a local farm. I fermented for a couple of weeks and then kegged it. It been in fridge under Co2 for about a week now. I realize I might need to be a little patient but I must say it looks terrible and is currently undrinkable. Do you think my problem is that I used cider rather than juice from the grocery store? It just looks like poo in a glass! And it tastes just awful. Sort of a mix between a bad beer and apple juice.
I wont dump it for at least a month or so but was wondering if I should start another batch using normal juice. Any thoughts?
My guess is that the aj did not ferment and you ended up with aj flavored beer. Take a gravity reading and see if it is down below 1.01 at least.
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I haven't tried the OP's graff recipe yet but did do up a batch of "Gunslingers Graff" from the brewing TV episode. It turned out pretty good although a bit "sour" for my taste, almost like a Lambic. Looking forward to trying another graff in the near future

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My guess is that the aj did not ferment and you ended up with aj flavored beer. Take a gravity reading and see if it is down below 1.01 at least.
I only got it down to 1.014. That being said the flavor is improving daily. It still looks terrible but besides that I am starting to really like it
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