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Old 10-18-2009, 02:50 AM   #381
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I did mine between 3 - 3.5 volumes and it is very tasty and bubbly!
Finally! Thank You very much!
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:59 AM   #382
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Made some today. Substituted LME for the DME, and upped the amount slightly. It was a lot cheaper. Threw it on a yeast cake- looking forward to trying out this new sensation!

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Old 10-18-2009, 04:05 AM   #383
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Kegged mine tonight. I was drinking it straight from the siphon hose and even poured half a glass flat. This stuff is delicious! Can't wait till it's carbed. Thanks for the hard work on this recipe!

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Old 10-18-2009, 06:31 AM   #384
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I want to do mine with very light carbonation, the way a dry cider is. What would be comparable to some different dry ciders? 1.0?

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Old 10-18-2009, 06:44 AM   #385
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I want to do mine with very light carbonation, the way a dry cider is. What would be comparable to some different dry ciders? 1.0?
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/carbonation.html lists both standard and new england style ciders anywhere from 1-3.5 volumes.

I recently did a southern english brown using 1.5 volumes and it was a very delicate carbonation to my eyes and taste "just above flat" but beautifully smooth. If you're kegging start with 1vol then move up based on your taste.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:17 AM   #386
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Naw can't keg this one, no room. I may do 1.5

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:31 AM   #387
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Hi guys,

I've put together a 3 PART instructional video on YouTube on how to brew Brandon O's Graff. Apologies for all video and brewing mistakes upfront LOL

http://www.youtube.com/user/msheridan69

Hope you find it educational/entertaining

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Martin
What are you apologizing for? Great videos!
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:13 PM   #388
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FYI....I added HALF of the recipe for the Thunderbrew spiced tea at kegging.

Let me tell you what. This tastes like something MADE for the fall.
Spiced apple with a slight pumpkin note. I'm positive the pumpkin notes are coming from the Cinnamon Plus.

But boy o boy. A week under pressure in the fridge, and those flavors will mellow out a bit, and this brew is going to be amazing.

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:07 PM   #389
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Does anyone else find this too Malty? It tastes like someone dumped a bunch of Smirnoff Ice in my watered down Apple Juice. I have never been a fan of Malted drinks nor beer. I tried this because I wanted something different. It's not bad, just not my style of drink.

I have alot of DME left over because my LHBS only sells 2 or 3 lb bags depending on the brand. I am going to try this again, but with only 1 lb of DME to see how it turns out. I think I can churn something out based on Brandon O's recipe that will be to my liking.

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:15 PM   #390
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Does anyone else find this too Malty? It tastes like someone dumped a bunch of Smirnoff Ice in my watered down Apple Juice. I have never been a fan of Malted drinks nor beer. I tried this because I wanted something different. It's not bad, just not my style of drink.
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YES! I have the same feeling. I thought maybe the juice I used was too cheap, but it tasted really good during bottling. After 3 weeks of conditioning, a lot of the apple flavor seems gone and it tastes more like a bland beer. I didn't use any hops either. Also for some reason it didn't carbonate very well Used ~1 oz by weight Dextrose per Gallon, but even after 3 weeks in the bottle, there isn't much of a fizz to it. I think a higher carbonation level would improve it. I am a fan of Woodpecker Cider, and was hoping this would turn out to be a slightly sweeter version of that. I suppose some more aging might help as is often the case with ciders.
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