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Belgian Space Craff

Craff is my name for a equal parts beer/mead/cider brew. I combined Cyser (cider/mead) and graff (beer/cider) to make Craff. I have to come up with clever names or no one remembers which brew they enjoyed most. 

Turns out Craff is damn tasty come summer time. I've had a LOT of requests for Craff this year. Including the most important one. Me.

The last Craff I made was pretty tame. Let's take it up a notch. My brewing specialties are mead and Belgian golden strong ales. Two rights can't make a wrong, right? Right. 

The best part? This is ready to drink fast! The ferment is generally done in 10 days and it takes less than a week to carbonate!

Belgian Space Craff - 1 gallon

1. Steeped 5 oz Rye in 1 liter water at 170 F for 20 minutes. 
2. Added 2 quarts apple cider. 
3. Added 12 oz (3 cups) Golden Dry Malt Extract. 
4. Boiled 15 minutes. 
5. Added 1 oz Fuggles pellet hops and 1 oz Vanguard pellet hops for 5 minutes additional boil time. 
6. Added 1 cup palmetto honey, 1.5 tsp Wyeast beer nutrient, & 1/4 tsp K2CO3. 
7. Cooled in ice bath. 
8. Poured into 1 gallon glass jug through strainer. 
9. Added cold Ozarka spring water up to 1 gallon. 
10. Add 1/2 tsp pectinase.
11. Pitch one smack pack of Wyeast 1388. 
SG 1.101
FG ~1.005
IBU 31
12. Once a stable FG is reached, bottle with carbonation tabs.

by denardb on March 13, 2015, 5:38 p.m.