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Old 09-03-2011, 08:52 PM   #1441
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So, little update on my batch. The spiced version I haven't tasted yet, but the regular graff has been bottled close to 2 weeks and I wanted to see how it was progressing.

Gotta say, it tastes pretty darn good already. There wasn't any head to speak of, but it was carbonated. Aroma was that of tart apples and a little white wine-ish.

Flavor is apple up front, a bit tart (but it's a welcome tart, not oppressive), and the back end is alcohol. But again, it's not a hot alcohol flavor, rather, that sort of pleasant warmth. I think I also detect a bit of yeast flavor too, but I've noticed I taste that in my young beer as well, and it usually falls off after 3 weeks of conditioning.

All in all, it's a nice drink. Gonna go great with thanksgiving dinner.

Anyone here use graff like a sparkling cider, to make a "punch?"
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #1442
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I'm making this right now...but why is it called Graff!?!?!
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:19 PM   #1443
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my batch has been fermenting for about 3 weeks now I tasted it last week and it was awful tried a little last night its starting to taste allot more like an actual cider. I am going to bottle it up tomorrow using brown sugar instead of corn sugar or maybe a small mix not sure yet we shall see how it comes up. I also have a spiced pumpkin ale i finished last night and im doing a mocha java creme stout tomorrow as well so busy weekend.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #1444
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #1445
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Well, I've been stalling, and putting this off for too long now. I'm gonna do a batch sometime this week.
I hope to have a couple gallons on Halloween, and a couple more on Thanksgiving.
If this tastes half as good as this thread says it does, then this will be a regular pull at my house.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:41 AM   #1446
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I kegged my GRAFF today. OG of 1.060 and a FG of 1.005 for a 6.52% ABV.

Sample tasted really good. The only hiccup was I forgot to pour all of the star san out of my keg before racking. I had siphoned it out, but I usually shake out the last few ounces from the bottom. Forgot to do that, but reading about star san, I shouldn't need to worry about it.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:00 AM   #1447
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so why is it called Graff?
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:27 AM   #1448
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I kegged my GRAFF today. OG of 1.060 and a FG of 1.005 for a 6.52% ABV.

Sample tasted really good. The only hiccup was I forgot to pour all of the star san out of my keg before racking. I had siphoned it out, but I usually shake out the last few ounces from the bottom. Forgot to do that, but reading about star san, I shouldn't need to worry about it.
Ya no need to worry about a little starsan. I've done the same thing.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:15 AM   #1449
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #1450
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This is my first ever homebrewing project. I used the recipe posted on page 1, but used 4% AA fuggle hops and 64L malt as my HBS didn't have 60L.

Original gravity 1.061.

I'm using US-05. Pitched it late Sunday night, I'm getting a bubble every 1.5-2 seconds right now. if I put my nose up to the airlock, I get a very pleasant apple beer smell.
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