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#1 firerat


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:58 PM

First, let me preface this by saying this is not my recipe.


All credit goes to Brandon O at


Ok, graff.


The half beer half cider favorite at the Firerat residence. I've probably made 400 gallons of this stuff over the years.


5 Gallon Recipe:


Clean fermenting yeast (I use Safale-05, but Nottingham works good too)

1 oz torrified wheat

0.5 lbs of Crystal 60L malt

4 gallons all natural no preservative apple juice or cider

1 gallon water

2 lbs of DME (dry malt extract)

0.5 oz of Cascade hops (you can use whatever you want but keep the AA% below 8% or it will be way too bitter)




1. Steep the 60L and torrified for 30 minutes in .75gal of 155°F water

2. Rinse (sparge) with .25 gal of 170°F water.

3. Add DME and bring to boil (watch the boil over!!)

4. Once you have a rolling boil, add hops and boil for 30 minutes.




If you want the graff to be clear, cool the wort to 70°F. Personally I don't care and just mix it hot.


5. Add wort to fermentation vessel along with the juice and mix.

6. Pitch yeast


Ferment 2 weeks at around 68°F.


I found aging at least a few months help mellow out some of the tartness, especially if I used a cheaper juice. But it will be drinkable at 2 week.









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