brew day. finally. so long as I can find some juice.
planning on 3lbs amber DME. 1/2 lb crystal 120L, 2 oz wheat flakes, 3 gallons cider, water to make 5 gallons. boiling DME and grains (after steeping) uk progress hops (acid 4.0) , 1/2 oz. 30 mins and a 1/2 oz for the last ten minutes.
looking for a bit more malt and beer flavor than I think brandon's graff recipe gives, hope this does the trick.
will report back with my findings.
Edit: got distracted and tossed in 1lb of crystal 120 instead of 1/2. also ended up using 4 gallons of cider. 2 of zeiglers and 2 of mussleman's. i was a bit worried about the potassium sorbate in the zeiglers so found the other stuff to help it along. uncorrected for temp the gravity of this was about 1.074 at about 75F give or take a few degrees. the malt was awesome, and it tasted pretty good with the apple juice too. it is about to start bubbling in the airlock.