Apple Brown Beery

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PROFILE:

This graff recipe is a liquid take on a favorite American treat, Apple Brown Betty, enjoyed from a glass instead of as a cobbler. Besides tasting just like your favorite dessert thanks to the hints of cinnamon and brown sugar, this hybrid brew brings a wallop of alcohol content to the table, so tread lightly! The amber Oktoberfest provides a malty backbone for body and color, while the cider provides a tart apple flavor and crisp finish.

FOR FANS OF:

GRAFF(T) - New Belgium Brewing
Mahatma Graff - Factotum Brewhouse

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Oktoberfest Brewing Extract
  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet of Safale S-04 Yeast (packaged within the Cider Refill)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.083 (approx.) -- FG:1.016 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 9%
  • SRM (Color): 12
  • IBU (Bitterness): 21
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29A. Specialty Fruit Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Months = 3 - 5 Months

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Apple Brown Beery Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Oktoberfest Brewing Extract
  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet of Safale S-04 Yeast (packaged within the Cider Refill)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.083 (approx.) -- FG:1.016 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 9%
  • SRM (Color): 12
  • IBU (Bitterness): 21
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29A. Specialty Fruit Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Months = 3 - 5 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)


NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR GRAFF. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing graff is the process of combining a sugar source (in this case, a malt brewing extract and cider) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. Remove the yeast packet (not needed for this recipe) from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
    2. Place the cinnamon stick into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    3. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Add in the brown sugar while mixing to avoid clumping and hop sack. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and take hop sack out and discard.
    4. Open the can of Brewing Extract and all bottles of cider concentrate, pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented graff is called wort.
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
    7. Sprinkle ONLY the Safale S-04 yeast into keg, then screw on lid. Do not stir.
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 68° F (15°-20° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
    9. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your graff is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.

    Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

    Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

fruity-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 9%
SRM (color): 12
IBU (Bitterness): 21
Apple Brown Beery is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Packs a punch! I've made this one twice now and both times it's turned out great! The first time it was more of a tart cider beer, which was fine, but I wanted something a little more sweet as well. I replaced a gallon of the water with a gallon of pure apple cider. What I forgot to realize is that would up the ABV of the beer from my first at 9.2% to 11.5%. Needless to say, it took awhile for it to age and condition, but was well worth the wait! My wife really enjoys this one and it's even got some beer in it! Give it a try and read some of the forums for ideas.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hits Hard I didn't let this condition nearly long enough, but still tasted good. My first one was a 20 ounce bottle and at this point the most significant thing I can say is that this is a STRONG beer-cider. I didn't want to drive after just that 20 ounces. Someone correctly pointed out this is not a session beer. After the first taste I thought "what is this, and do I like it". It was better with the second and I am sure it will get better as it conditions further. I would recommend this to a friend, but only if I knew they enjoyed fruit beers.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow - this will wake you up Now this is my first experience with hard cider. All I can say is when my son tried it his comment was "that slaps you in the face". Very strong apple flavor. Have to have a couple more before I know what I think about it, but I can say it is a strong flavor, nice after taste, and definitely drinkable - if you like apple cider like flavor.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exquisite Just opened my first bottle of Brown Beery. I think it is quite an excellent hybrid of beer-cider. I had read several of the review and worked in the best practices while brewing the beer. It. Now that I have taken my first sips of it, my expectations are exceded. I definitely recommend this recipe.
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good beer-cider I opened a bottle of this far too early--I get impatient--and I didn't like the flavor. However, with about 6 weeks of aging, the flavor really mellows out and what's left is a really smooth tasting, flavorful, graff, I guess is the term. Much better than that "apple flavored" beer that's on the market. It's like a hard cider with extra body and an extra dimension of flavor. Be careful, though, this is a strong one; one glass and you are pretty "happy." This definitely isn't a session drink.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beer-utiful Day Outstanding brew! Nice color, decent head, excellent flavor profile. The almost 9% ABV doesn't hurt any either. The one thing I found is that it should be thoroughly chilled for maximum enjoyment.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple goodness :) This was my fourth brew and was a bit out of my comfort range with me not being a huge cider fan. This is a bit pricey but it turned out really good:) Everything was done as the instructions show, had two weeks in the keg, two in the bottles. I will definitely revisit this one again.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but could've been better thanks to me! I ordered this beer as my wife wanted to try this one out. Being excited and eager to get down to brewing and fermenting. All went smoothly and well until I started pouring the wort into the LBK. I had slipped the handle and spilled roughly a quarter of the wort outside of the keg. Oops! Well I decided to go ahead with the fermentation and topped off the wort with water. Bottling day is just like any other and the waiting process began soon after. Well, first bottle was very tart and kinda watered down due to me being in a hurry. I let it age about two more months and the flavor profile had changed from tart to a malt flavor with a hint of apple. It was still decent for what it was and also gave me a good buzz. I would definitely would want to do this one again without any hiccps, so I'm waiting for a another sale to try again. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2016-04-28
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