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Old 11-19-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Recipe Type: Extract   
Yeast: US-05   
Yeast Starter: Nope   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.056   
Final Gravity: 1.011   
IBU: 68   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 41 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21   
Tasting Notes: Slightly tart, bitter and roasty.   

This is my literal interpretation Graff (not to be confused with Brandon O's creation,) based off Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. Nerdy, yes, but equally delicious. I used Mott's apple juice for mine, I'm sure if you could find something a little more pure it would be better.



4 Gallon, 60 min boil.

3.3 lbs Amber LME
1 lb. Crystal 120
3/4 lb. Black Patent
1/2 lb. Roasted Barley
1/2 lb. Smoke Malt
2 oz. Tortified Wheat

1oz Centennial (9.7%) @ 60
.5 Cascade (7.5%) @ 60
1.5 Cascade (7.5%) @ 20

After the boil, top off with 2.75 gallons Apple Juice

Pitch US-05

Ferment for 21 days @ ~68 degrees.



Serve a little warmer than usual and this thing shines.

(Yes, I realize the ABV listed on the label is incorrect. I made them before the beer was finished. I get excited, ok?!?)


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Old 11-19-2009, 05:15 AM   #2
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Looks cool man. I may have to give it a shot when I have a fermenter open.



 
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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I wonder if Special B would be good instead of the C120?
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:04 AM   #4
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Special B would give some hints of Raisin? It might help with the tartness.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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i made brandons recipe with some special b along with the crystal, its definatly given some hints of raisin and also given it some more complexity. i do think i should have dropped the crystal and just used the special b though.


nice recipe, i think ill have to give this a try.
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did you have to cold crash this or did it stop at 1.011 on its own. my first batch of graff went all the way down to 1.00. does this stop a little earlier due to the extra grains and less juice?
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:27 PM   #7
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Could you post the description from the book?

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:17 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
I wonder if Special B would be good instead of the C120?
That's certainly worth trying. I've never used Special B, I think I'll give it a shot on my next batch!

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did you have to cold crash this or did it stop at 1.011 on its own. my first batch of graff went all the way down to 1.00. does this stop a little earlier due to the extra grains and less juice?
I didn't do any cold crashing - though I would take the FG reading with a grain of salt. I had SWMBO take it, as she wanted to be my little helper. I trusted fermentation was done 'cause I let mine sit for 30+ days, but she's never read a Hydrometer before.

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Could you post the description from the book?
I haven't actually read the books, but this drink was a group effort (my friends telling me what graff is and asking me to make it.)

They described it to me as an 'dark apple beer.' The Gunslinger's crew were served a meal with a 'good strong graff' before heading out on their final journey.
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:42 PM   #9
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any suggestions on how to brake this down to 1 gallon recipe?
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:02 AM   #10
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i just read that part in that part of the dark tower not too long ago, and i too was tempted to try and recreate it. ill give this and try soon, because i am quite interested in this recipe now.



 
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