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Old 08-26-2011, 03:20 PM   #1421
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Well I cracked open a few bottles after 6 weeks and the apple flavor is really starting to come through. It's pretty tart, and any over-spiciness from the hops has now mellowed out. It has definitely gotten a lot better from the initial 2 week taste test.

Unfortunately after 3 bottles, while I had a decent buzz going last night, I woke up with probably one of the worst headaches I've ever experienced. I highly recommend a couple of tylenol or aspirin and a big glass of water before you call it a night to keep from a similar fate.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a porcelain throne I need to go bow to
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:33 PM   #1422
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Well I cracked open a few bottles after 6 weeks and the apple flavor is really starting to come through. It's pretty tart, and any over-spiciness from the hops has now mellowed out. It has definitely gotten a lot better from the initial 2 week taste test.

Unfortunately after 3 bottles, while I had a decent buzz going last night, I woke up with probably one of the worst headaches I've ever experienced. I highly recommend a couple of tylenol or aspirin and a big glass of water before you call it a night to keep from a similar fate.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a porcelain throne I need to go bow to
Do'h!

Yeah, I've heard apple wine and hard cider can kick your butt if you're not careful.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:52 PM   #1423
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Just opened a bottle of this last night for a taste test after 2 weeks bottled. Amazing! For some reason the apple nose on this batch is much stronger than my last batch, unfortunately i cant really say much more about the taste until i let it age another month or so.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:01 PM   #1424
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Silly question: If I were to scale this to a 3G batch, do I just scale all the ingredients the same (60%)?

The only fermenter I have available to make this is a 5G carboy (really seems to hold closer to 4.5G) and would like to try this soon.

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Old 08-29-2011, 08:03 PM   #1425
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Silly question: If I were to scale this to a 3G batch, do I just scale all the ingredients the same (60%)?

The only fermenter I have available to make this is a 5G carboy (really seems to hold closer to 4.5G) and would like to try this soon.

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Yes, (except for the yeast). And, I wouldn't bother scaling back the torrified wheat.

It's a good refreshing beverage. It tastes exactly how you would think, a malty apple beer/cider.
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Awesome, thanks. Yeah, it sounds great.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:16 PM   #1427
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well i was planning on bottling this last weekends after two weeks in primary after tasting i racked off to a secondary added a spice tea and am letting it site for another week before I bottle. I must say the tasting was terrible was like really dry tart white wine with a small hint of apple. I have read allot of comments that says it really gets good at 4 week so we shall see I will let set for another week and bottle this weekend there was no sweetness at all anything I can do or am I just rushing it. The one thing I missed in my batch was the torrified wheat lbh was out so i got camden tablets as suggested but then when brewing i noticed i was supposed to let those set in the juice for 24 hour prior so I never added them I thought I would be ok because i heard they were just for head and body should I add them now ?
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:26 PM   #1428
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Any good substitute for the torrified wheat? I was hoping to make this sunday or monday, but it looks like I won't be able to get any wheat for a couple of weeks.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:00 PM   #1429
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I am making a batch this afternoon. I will report back when it is finished. A friend of mine made a batch a few months ago. He didn't care for it all that much, but I really liked his batch.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:20 PM   #1430
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The torrified wheat is only for more head retention (foamier.) I have made Graff 5 times now and never used the wheat, because I can't get any and it's still delicious.

Just leave it out.
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