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Old 06-02-2010, 06:10 PM   #801
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you followed the recipe and it came out at 6.9%?what was your og and what was your fg ?
Not positive off the top of my head (took very poor notes with this one), but I believe it was in the neighborhood of 1.060 to 1.008.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:13 PM   #802
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change the 20l to 120L it needs the dark malts IMO...
Well, that's the conformist answer, and I agree... 8oz of 120L is the way to go for the standard recipe with cheap juice.

I only had Special B (145L) and 20L when I made my first batch...posted asking should I go 50-50 or all special B and got no answers at that time.

However, I'm thinking 4 oz of 120L or Special B and 4oz of Honey Malt or maybe 6oz of each.

Anyone tried it with honey malt? I may but I might not brew it again for a few months...

David83- My recipe came out with an OG of 1.055 and a FG of 1.007 for about 6.2% ABV
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:19 PM   #803
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Also, as an FYI, generic Food Lion pasturized and Member's Mark (Sam's) apple juice both come out at 1.050 by themselves.

Both are listed as 28g of sugars per 8oz serving on the nutrition info label...

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:08 AM   #804
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Not positive off the top of my head (took very poor notes with this one), but I believe it was in the neighborhood of 1.060 to 1.008.
thanks i made the recipe has called for ill be bottling this weekend so hope its good has everyone says.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:12 PM   #805
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I followed this recipe exactly as Brandon posted (albeit, I used the Safale-05). However, after two weeks, I still have about a half inch of krausen on top. Before you ask, I have not taken any hydrometer readings since fermentation has not finished.

I was just wondering if anyone else had experience with that much krausen after two weeks. I'm thinking about letting it sit for another week before bottling. Cleaning up bottle bombs is NOT my idea of a good time.

This is my first attempt at Brandon O's Graff and I'm totally stoked to try it.

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I followed this recipe exactly as Brandon posted (albeit, I used the Safale-05). However, after two weeks, I still have about a half inch of krausen on top. Before you ask, I have not taken any hydrometer readings since fermentation has not finished.

I was just wondering if anyone else had experience with that much krausen after two weeks. I'm thinking about letting it sit for another week before bottling. Cleaning up bottle bombs is NOT my idea of a good time.

This is my first attempt at Brandon O's Graff and I'm totally stoked to try it.

Cheers,
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I was close to the printed recipe (not too much that should change the fermentation time.) I used US-05, and it had a healthy krausen well into the second week, but started falling down about 12 days... At that point it was at 1.007 which is where it was when I bottled it at the end of week 3.
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So I did something like this tonight. I brewed using:

3# Pilsen DME
1# 20L
.25# Choc
1oz Saaz at 60
.5oz Saaz at Flame out
Yielded 2 Gallons

Added 1 can apple juice concentrate
3 Gallons Juice (2 store brand, 1 Motts)

Yeast Wyeast 1007

I have high hopes for a beery apple thingamajig. I worry a little about the hops after reading the first few posts (going to go back and read the whole thread now). I think given the mild Saaz things will work out. Trying for a crisp clean summer brew.

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I was close to the printed recipe (not too much that should change the fermentation time.) I used US-05, and it had a healthy krausen well into the second week, but started falling down about 12 days... At that point it was at 1.007 which is where it was when I bottled it at the end of week 3.
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Thanks for the follow up. I'm thinking that the slightly-lower-than-normal temperature in the spare bedroom might have led to a longer fermentation period. I'll certainly wait the extra week and take a hydro reading.
Thanks again,
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I followed this recipe exactly as Brandon posted (albeit, I used the Safale-05). However, after two weeks, I still have about a half inch of krausen on top. Before you ask, I have not taken any hydrometer readings since fermentation has not finished.

I was just wondering if anyone else had experience with that much krausen after two weeks. I'm thinking about letting it sit for another week before bottling. Cleaning up bottle bombs is NOT my idea of a good time.

This is my first attempt at Brandon O's Graff and I'm totally stoked to try it.

Cheers,
Michael
I don't remember how long the Krausen stayed, but I had little floating islands that looked like spit for quite awhile that worried me...but they finally went away. I bottled at just about 4 weeks. (started 5-Sep-2009, bottled 27-Sep-2009) Funny it seemed longer!
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Well I just tried a bottle at a week. I don't know what my OG was, but this stuff is no joke... it will warm you right up. I used a local store brand juice and went with cascade, 120L and 2lbs amber DME. I used Whirlfloc and S-05 and this is clear as day. After 3 weeks in primary and a week in the bottle it is already very drinkable. It is just slightly tart, but not too much. Since I only had 4.5 gallons in primary I think the .5oz of Cascade is a little too much. If I did it again I would use less hops or increase the batch size.

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