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Ok since my kid got me the Extreme Brewing book for fathers day. I decided to brew the Crandaddy Braggot with a few slight changes.

9lb 8oz 2 Row
8 oz 40L
2lbs dried cranberries
6lbs Clover honey. Nothing special just Costco bottle.

2oz Styrian Goldings 60 min. 1.9%aa

Notty yeast
 

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Mike, I hope you keep us updated on how this is going. I've had Braggot on my list of things to do but haven't gotten around to it yet.
 
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Ok I got it in the fermenter. I didnt puree the cranberries like I should have but oh well. 1.050 on the berries.

Ill add the 6lbs of honey once the notty is about finished with the beer.

Oh and I forgot the pectic enzyme. Not sure what thats going to do.
 
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Ok Notty is about done with the beer and half the cranberries. So I added the 6lbs of honey today- Ready for the blowoff!
 
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Its clearing up nicely- Im going to strain and rack it this week. Ill take some pics.
 
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So I finally bottled it- Beautiful color. Awesome cranberry flavor

It finished out at 1.004
 

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What was your final ABV?

just curious as I've only made one braggot myself, which was really just an Irish Red Ale recipe that I kicked up with a fair amount of honey (10% ABV I think was my final total).

I haven't tried a bottle in months but last sample was coming along nicely. Definitely a 'winter warmer' kind of beer.
 
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It should be close to 9.9%. I cant remeber what the OG was. I brewed the been and let it ferment for 4 days before adding the honey. Somewhere around 1.099ish if my calculations are correct.
 
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