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BIAB Stuff

Post by EoinMag » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:17 pm

I got a graff in on Saturday, which I've been threatening to put on for a long time now, and I just pitched the yeast on an APA of sorts.

Recipe for the graff was as follows.

20l Lidl pure apple juice (1.5l cartons)
5l Campden treated water
1.5kg Light Spraymalt
750g Dark Crystal malt
30g Fuggles hops
1 Pack Coopers Ale Yeast, left over from my kit days.

Did a steep with the grains BIAB style in the pot, then a 30 minute boil with the hops and added malt at end to melt it.
Pitched this with the apple juice in a bucket and sprinkled the yeast on top.
It's already got a nice head on it since this morning so it's fermenting away.

Today I did an APA in the large boiler.
I came close to my OG, but diluted a with 4l tap water just to get back to where I wanted to be volume wise, evaporation was more than expected.
I rehydrated the yeast before pitching 3 packs of US-05.
The grain bill was made up of bits and bobs that needed using apart from the pils malt. The wort tastes nice and bitter and after a week in the fermenter I'm going to dry hop with about 30g or more cascade.
This is one to keep the wife happy, I'm not such the APA fan but I've promised to make her one for a while now.
Type: All Grain
Date: 09/05/2010
Batch Size: 57.00 L
Brewer: Eoin
Boil Size: 68.64 L Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.0
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 kg Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (3.9 EBC) Grain 62.8 %
1.00 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 30L (60.0 EBC) Grain 9.0 %
1.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 9.0 %
1.00 kg Vienna Malt (6.9 EBC) Grain 9.0 %
0.25 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (118.2 EBC) Grain 2.2 %
60.00 gm Amarillo Gold [9.50%] (90 min) Hops 26.7 IBU
48.00 gm Cascade [4.00%] (90 min) Hops 8.1 IBU
30.00 gm Cascade [4.00%] (60 min) Hops 4.7 IBU
50.00 gm Cascade [4.00%] (15 min) Hops 3.9 IBU
30.00 gm Cascade [4.00%] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
0.90 kg Invert Sugar (0.0 EBC) Sugar 8.1 %
3 Pkgs SafAle (DCL Yeast #S-05) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.049 SG

Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 % A %
Bitterness: 43.4 IBU Calories: 90 cal/l
Est Color: 13.9 EBC Color: Color

Boil on


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Re: BIAB Stuff

Post by brianboru » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:08 pm

a graff??????????? hops and apple juice never heard of such a it some ancient egyption stuff


Re: BIAB Stuff

Post by EoinMag » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:15 pm

brianboru wrote:a graff??????????? hops and apple juice never heard of such a it some ancient egyption stuff
It's an attempt by the one of the Americans on Homebrewtalk to produce a homebrewed cider which comes closer to commercial sweet ciders than dry white wine.
I've made it once before, this time I increased the spraymalt by a half a kilo. It's ready to drink in about three to four weeks too, tastes a lot better than the turbo recipes I've used. ... er-117117/

That above is the original thread, worth a read.

It's a beer/cider hybrid, worth trying out even if very unconventional for a cider maker.


Re: BIAB Stuff

Post by raiderman » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:34 am

Greene King brewed a beer the other year which used apple juice. It was ok, quite refeshing

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Re: BIAB Stuff

Post by Mjr6313 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:41 pm

I know this is an old thread but that Graff sounds really interesting I might have to try with the juice of some other ingredients.
It's going to be fun or a really expensive (for me) dissaster.
My wife wanted me to get a hobby now I make beer. She says I'm always in my shed I KEEP TELLING HER IT WAS HER IDEA.

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