Specialty Cider/Perry Recipe - Graff by Brandon O

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Graff by Brandon O

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5 Gallon(s)
1 Gallon(s)
30 min
85%
Created by user Brandon O at homebrewtalk.com, "graff" is a cider with malts and hops. This recipe is made using apple juice (4 gal), DME, Cascade hops (target 10 IBU's or less - about 0.5oz of 6 AA hops), and US-05 yeast (Nottingham also works). If using "cheap" juice, use 120L Crystal to reduce tartness.

Fermentables

3% - Dry Malt Extract - Light - US
1
44
8
Extract
3% - Dry Malt Extract - Amber
1
42
10
Extract
1% - Caramel/Crystal 60 - US
0.5
36
60
Steep
93% - Apple Juice (8.7 lb / gal)
34.8
7
1
Late
0% - Torrified Wheat - US
0.0625
36
2
Steep

Hops

Cascade
0.5
Pellet
Boil
60 min(s)
5.8
9.4

Yeast

Fermentis Safale US-05
81%

Other Stuff

No other stuff in this recipe

Mash Steps

No mash steps in this recipe

Special Instructions

1.
Steep the Crystal and Torrified Wheat in 0.75gal of 155F water for 30 min.
2.
Sparge with 0.25 gal of 170F water. Discard grains.
3.
Bring to boil and add DME (2 lbs) and hops. Boil for 30 min.
4.
Cool wort to pitching temp.
5.
Mix wort and apple juice (4 gal) in fermentor
6.
Ferment for 2 weeks at 64-68F. Keg or bottle.

Tasting Notes (1)

beardedsphincter

Tasted on 10/23/2016 by beardedsphincter

Notes:

My wife's favorite homebrew to date. 5 gallons was gone within 2-3 days. My wife likes to drink Angry Orchard, Wyders Reposado, Smith & Forge, Seattle Cider, etc. She prefers "drier" cider. I thought the malt really took some of the bite out of the apple juice without making it too sweet. I used cheap apple juice ($0.99 per 1/2 gallon), so I went with 120L Crystal. I would use a bit more torrified wheat next time for head retention. This could also serve as a good "base" to tinker with. Overall, I enjoyed the taste and was was pleased with how easy it was to make. 10/10 will brew again!

Recipe Facts

Graff by Brandon O
Specialty Cider/Perry
  • 5.00 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 1.00 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 30  min Boil Time
  • 1.068 OG
  • 1.013 FG
  • 9.4 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.14 BG:GU
  • 10.3° SRM Color
  • 85% Efficiency
  • 7.1% ABV Alcohol
  • 229 per 12oz Calories
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