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Gunslinger's Graff

These recipes are from Brewing TV fans Michael Heath and James Brickell. Their graf was featured in Brewing TV - Episode 68: How to Make Graf. They call this a "Dry Stout with Apple Juice." Thanks to them for let us reprinting the recipes. And thanks to all the members of the online homebrewing community for their support of Brewing TV and each other's brewing endeavours!

Gunslinger's Graff - Extract 

  • 3.3 lbs Amber LME
  • 1 lb Crystal 120
  • 12 oz Special B
  • 8 oz Smoked Malt
  • 8 oz Roasted Barley
  • 4 oz. Chocolate Wheat
  • 1 oz Centennial hops @ 60 min
  • 1 oz Cascade @ 60 min
  • 1.5 oz Cascade @ 20 min

Steep crushed grains in 2 gallons 156F water for 30 min. Drain and discard grains. Add LME and dissolve. Bring to boil. Add hops at noted times. Cool. Pour 2 gallons of wort into 3 gallons of apple cider in fermentor. Pitch Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast. Ferment to a target FG of near or below 1.010.


Gunslinger's Graff - All-Grain

Here is their all-grain beer wort recipe:

  • 7 lbs 2-Row
  • 2 lbs Roasted Barley
  • 1 lb Smoked Malt
  • 1 lb Chocolate Wheat
  • 1 lb Crystal 120
  • 2 oz Centennial hops @ 60 min
  • 1 oz Cascade hops @ 10 min

Mash grains at 156-158, so it doesn't dry out too much. This is for a 10 gallon batch of graff. You will get 4-5 gallons of wort then top off with juice. 

For the sake of experimentation, the guys have also made all-grain versions with the volume of 11 gallons of beer wort. Michael and James split this 11 gallons into:

  • 8 gallons, blended with apple juice/cider; then from that they also did small-batch secondary fermentations on 3 one-gallon jugs with blackberries, raspberries and plums in respective jugs; with five gallons of beer/apple juice graf leftover
  • 3 gallons, blended with cranberry juice


The lesson here: have fun, try something new!