KT's Caramel Apple Graff - ARCHIVED

KT's Caramel Apple Graff - ARCHIVED is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7.
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Remember the smell of Grandma’s apple pie cooling on the windowsill? This delicious golden graff (cider/ale hybrid) will instantly take you back to those good ol' days.

$42.40
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STORY:

A holy matrimony of flavor, we took our Bavarian Wheat Brew and married it with our Hard Apple Cider, added some brown sugar and a bit of spices, and created a true match made in heaven. This hybrid brew will warm your soul with its more than adequate alcohol content that will create an apple-licious brewing experience.

PROFILE:

This cider/ale hybrid exhibits both the caramel malt flavors of a great wheat beer and the dry, fruity flavors of a great apple cider. This deep golden libation is like caramel apple pie in a bottle!

SIMILAR TO: 

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

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Mulling Spice

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.072 (approx.) -- FG:1.017 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.4%
  • SRM (Color): 5
  • IBU (Bitterness): 19
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29C. Specialty Fruit Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 4 Months = 5 - 6 Months

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KT's Caramel Apple Graff Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack

YOU PROVIDE:

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Mulling Spice

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.072 (approx.) -- FG:1.017 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 7.4%
  • SRM (Color): 5
  • IBU (Bitterness): 19
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29C. Specialty Fruit Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 3 - 4 Months = 5 - 6 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 malt 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 from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract to be used later in this process, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
    2. Place the mulling spices 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 hop sack and brown sugar, stirring to dissolve the brown sugar. Bring mixture to a boil, thenremove from heat and take hops (spice) 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 4-quart mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
    7. Sprinkle ONLY the yeast from under the lid of the Wheat HME into keg, then screw on lid. Do not stir.
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59°and 75° F, ideally about 67° F and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 7-14 days.
    9. 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.


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 beer 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.)

Rated 4 out of 5 by RobertH from Love it... Great mix of beer and fruit. I had one after 2 weeks, then again at 3 weeks, and was not crazy about it. I waited two more weeks, and now it's fantastic. Really needs 4 - 6 weeks to condition. Once it does, its great.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by jefnrae from This is a lip smacker w- lots of flavor The ladies really like this beer. It has a lot of flavor. We won't be adding as much sugar to the bottle next time, it left it a bit over carbonated being as you add 1 cup of brown sugar to the wart.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by New2thebrew from Too fruity Not my favorite brew so far. This one has a bitter flavor with a heavy lemon aftertaste. I have made 4 home brews prior to this one, so I am far from a pro, but I followed the instructions word for word and just wasn't pleased with the results, tastes a bit like one of those "summer shandy" beers. Gave this to a few people, got thumbs down from the guys and thumbs up from the ladies, go figure, LOL. Overall, if your looking for a sweet taste and slight beer feel, than this ones for you...
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by wvu1989 from A fine apple ale Somehow i got more apple flavor with this recipe than when I brewed the Hard Apple cider straight up. The beer character from the Weissbier comes through as well, very resfreshing. Definitely give it 4-6 weeks to condition, and the flavors blend together nicely.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by socr333333 from decent Not too bad. Good abv. The old recipe was better than this one
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by TopMenProd from My favorite recipe! I've brewed this kit three times now. The flavor profile is amazing! Up front it has the crispness of a hard cider, flavored nicely with the mulling spices, and the finish is the nice full mouth feel of the Bavarian Wheat beer. Absolutely my favorite brew!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by Daver from Not my cup of tea Made this a few months ago, followed the recipe with no alterations. The Beer/cider turned out OK but I didn't enjoy the combination of beer and cider.
Date published: 2016-01-06
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