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Old 11-17-2009, 06:14 PM   #511
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I've made two batches of this so far using Mott's apple juice. The first one I followed the recipe to a T and used Mt. Hood hops. I found out that it is very good but has some tartness on the end of it and not as much head retention as I would like. So, for my second batch I still used the Mt. Hood and the 1/2 lb crystal 60 but also added another 1/2 lb of aromatic and one more ounce of torrified wheat. I threw in some cinnamon sticks for a little extra Holiday cheer as well. From the first taste of it while bottling I like it more already, real nice flavor and very smooth when going down.

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Old 11-17-2009, 08:04 PM   #512
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4 gal juice
1 gal water
1 oz wheat
2 lb dme
10 oz c60, steeped.
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SG 1048
FG 1004

carbed @ 3 weeks @ 35 psi for 48 hrs, im guessing 2.8-3 volumes?

still a tart/dry finish. next time i will go a full lb of crystal i think.

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Old 11-17-2009, 08:06 PM   #513
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What would happen if you used it in a beer? What kind of flavors would that kick out? Pardon the ignorance I've nerver done a cider before.
The biggest problem would be underattenuation. When yeast ferment monosaccharides they lose the ability to make the enzymes to break down disaccharides and will have a hard time fermenting the maltose.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:11 AM   #514
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I'm very excited to try this cider out. I'm steeping my crystal as I type this!
I helped my dad with a couple beer kits in the last few years but this is my first brew on my own with my own equipment. Thanks to Brandon for the recipe and to everyone who posted in this thread for their input.

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:35 AM   #515
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I'm very excited to try this cider out. I'm steeping my crystal as I type this!
I helped my dad with a couple beer kits in the last few years but this is my first brew on my own with my own equipment. Thanks to Brandon for the recipe and to everyone who posted in this thread for their input.
long shot here, but are you a member of cigarsmokers.com?
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:48 AM   #516
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long shot here, but are you a member of cigarsmokers.com?
Sure am! Not that long of a shot really, I'm the only pyrofish online as far as I know. I haven't been posting much there lately but I'm still smoking. How have you been?


*To keep my post on topic, I've got about 10 minutes left in the boil. I'm using some fuggles (4.8% AA) I found at the brewshop earlier today. From what I've read I think these will work out much better for the graff than the cascade I already had.

EDIT: I've got everything together now. My OG ended up at 1.054 (I used 2.2lbs LME and another .5-.75 lbs DME so I figured it'd be higher). It turns out all 4 of my 5 gallon carboys are actually 6.5 gallon carboys!
I used Sun-Rype "fresh pressed opalescent apple juice", it's not from concentrate and it's just juice and vitamin c. It was a little pricey at $15 for 10.88L but it seems like the highest quality juice I could find. Maybe next batch I'll cheap out and see if I can tell the difference.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:05 AM   #517
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Check out my recipe for Gunslinger's Graff. I made it based off the description from the Dark Tower books. Cheers!

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Sure am! Not that long of a shot really, I'm the only pyrofish online as far as I know. I haven't been posting much there lately but I'm still smoking. How have you been?

Been pretty good. Still have a ton of cigars as I haven't had time to smoke much lately. Too hot here in Florida.
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #519
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Looking forward to brewing a batch of this on the weekend!

The boy is about to brew up a batch of Dark Saison, and has some White labs Saison 565 yeast left over - I think this will be a good fit as an alternative to Nottingham - any thoughts on that? Any feedback appreciated.

Probably going to use either progress or hallertau hops, depending on what the LHBS has when I drop by today

Will keep you posted on the progress!

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:16 PM   #520
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So, I experienced a first for me. I cooked this up the other night (just a few, small tweaks). I used Safale US-05, didn't hydrate it, sprinkled it right in, it was bubbling through my blowoff tube in under an hour.

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