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Old 12-07-2012, 06:05 AM   #11
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Yes it is. Like I said, plenty of body, but a bit sweet. Maybe the cider yeast was a little weak. My starting gravity was 1.100! It has a decent taste and I'm sure some would love what it is, but it is still young and hopefully it will mellow out.


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Old 12-11-2012, 03:20 AM   #12
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@stovetop535 Yes I ended up brewing something similar to this as a calibration project with a buddy. Should be ready to drink by this weekend. I have to find the recipe that we ended up using and then I'll put it on this thread. Otherwise I'll let you know how it turned out.


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Old 12-14-2012, 10:29 PM   #13
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Okay, so I have a bottle chilling in the fridge for tonight for the official first taste. I'll post pics and comment on the flavor profile. In the meantime though, here is the highly altered recipe I went with since I collaborated with a buddy to make a 10gallon batch:

-1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt 40L
-1 lbs DME
-7 lbs LME
-1 oz Norther Brewer Hops
-1 Cinnamon Stick (whole)
-1 tbsp Sweet Orange Peel
-5 Gal 100% Apple Juice

We decide extract would be quicker and simpler since this was essentially a test batch, but on a large scale. We brewed the beer like any normal 5 gal extract beer, split it between two carboys once cooled, and then used the 5 gal's of Apple juice to top off both of our carboys. The OG was 1.055 and the FG I had on bottling day was 1.013.

More to come when I taste it tonight.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:10 AM   #14
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How did it turn out?
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #15
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It tastes great in my opinion, but the carbonation is still very low. I'm going to give it another couple weeks to hopefully let it carb up some more.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:46 AM   #16
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I like the looks of the recipe Jon. I would have thought you'd get a higher OG than what you stated though. My base juice usually starts out at close to 1.050. I would think with that much extract it would have been higher. (Unless I'm not reading it right - I've had a couple of pints and I haven't been on the forum in a while haha)

Northern Brewer sounds interesting...I've just never been able to brew a graf with ANY hops that I liked.

BTW...what yeast did you use?
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #17
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Carb is finally up. Here's some pics of brew.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:19 AM   #18
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BTW...what yeast did you use?
I used WLP090. First time using it, but the description said it could be used for everything including cider based stuff.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #19
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Awesome man. Thanks for sharing. I've never used that particular yeast before. I have tried the WLP810 San Fran yeast before, but didn't have great results.
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The brew has gotten significantly better. However, I plan to brew the original recipe I formulated. Maybe tonight of tomorrow. Feel very strongly that it should stand up as a tasty brew still and want to compare to the collaborative recipe I ended up doing with my buddy.


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