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Old 06-07-2010, 01:14 PM   #811
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Just poured five gallons of Kirtland's apple juice and two pounds of dextrose on the yeast of the Graff that I racked into another carboy.

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Old 06-07-2010, 11:05 PM   #812
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well i just botlled my batch today and have my last bottle in the fridge cooling to taste test tonight smelled great tho

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:21 AM   #813
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just tasted and was good a bit taRT.im assuming this goes away?

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Old 06-09-2010, 12:58 AM   #814
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This may be an acquired taste - I hope the Apfelwein turns out better.

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Old 06-09-2010, 01:51 AM   #815
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This may be an acquired taste - I hope the Apfelwein turns out better.
How long did you let it age? I had the same initial impression. Graff tasted too much like sour beer and I much preferred Apfelwein. After a few months in the bottle, though, the Graff really mellowed out to be a really nice drink with nice malty and cidery character. I still like Apfelwein (and one of my buddies is addicted to it) so I have been making that instead of Graff because it is so easy, but I was very happy with the Graff after initial disappointment and plan to make some more when I have the time. I didn't use any hops, if that makes a difference..
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:20 AM   #816
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Yes, when it's young, it has a very sour flavor that clashes with the bitterness and leaves a bad aftertaste. After it ages, it's SOOO much better.

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Yes, when it's young, it has a very sour flavor that clashes with the bitterness and leaves a bad aftertaste. After it ages, it's SOOO much better.


glad to hear it. I almost threw out my bottles of graff after tasting how sour it was.....now I have them sitting in the basement. I'll try again in a few months.
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Yes, when it's young, it has a very sour flavor that clashes with the bitterness and leaves a bad aftertaste. After it ages, it's SOOO much better.
Mine didn't start to taste really good until it had aged for about 6 months imo
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #819
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Just poured five gallons of Kirtland's apple juice and two pounds of dextrose on the yeast of the Graff that I racked into another carboy.
Holy guacamole. That stuff is fermenting like crazy. I checked in on it and it's now coming out of the top of the airlock...
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Yes, when it's young, it has a very sour flavor that clashes with the bitterness and leaves a bad aftertaste. After it ages, it's SOOO much better.
OK. I thought that the beauty of this stuff was that it's ready to drink in a matter of weeks - kinda like beer. Still have most of mine left so I'll see how it ages. I did use hops per the original recipe - maybe will leave 'em out in future.
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