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Galaxy alternative

Postby Diggerg » Thu Jul 14, 2016 22:02

As galaxy is as rare as the proverbial at the moment is there a decent alternative?

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby f00b4r » Thu Jul 14, 2016 22:41

Diggerg wrote:As galaxy is as rare as the proverbial at the moment is there a decent alternative?


Get Er Brewed have them in for a reasonable price at the moment.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby Mr. Dripping » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:05

If you like Galaxy, I think you will also like Vic's Secret......not sure how available they are at the moment??
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby eh_boy » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:37

Both available from the Malt Miller as of yesterday (pellets). Grabbed myself one of each, yum.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby cyclops » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:57

How much are they eh boy?

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby robwalker » Fri Jul 15, 2016 18:39

Ella isn't dissimilar, although more subtle.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby Diggerg » Sat Jul 16, 2016 14:59

Thanks guys.

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby eh_boy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 15:15

cyclops wrote:How much are they eh boy?

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http://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.ph ... ductId=392

and

http://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.ph ... ductId=545

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby tim_n » Fri Sep 02, 2016 15:23

When's the best time to get galaxy? I've not seen the dried hops for a while - last galaxy pellet brew I did was absolutely vile.

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby robwalker » Fri Sep 02, 2016 17:05

Galaxy is harvested around March I believe then 2 months or so for drying, warehousing, etc. So about may I would guess...
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby blinky » Fri Sep 02, 2016 17:23

Brew store in Edinburgh has it in stock, just bought 200g from them this lunchtime
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby Dennis King » Fri Sep 02, 2016 17:27

I was told the bulk of this years harvest has already been bought by the big players.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby tim_n » Fri Sep 02, 2016 19:33

blinky wrote:Brew store in Edinburgh has it in stock, just bought 200g from them this lunchtime


pellets or whole hops?

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby tim_n » Fri Sep 02, 2016 19:52

Dennis do you pellet hop? or whole leaf? Interested because of my utter failure last time...

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby Dennis King » Fri Sep 02, 2016 19:59

tim_n wrote:Dennis do you pellet hop? or whole leaf? Interested because of my utter failure last time...


Leaf, never tried Galaxy pellets.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby tim_n » Fri Sep 02, 2016 20:04

Dennis King wrote:
tim_n wrote:Dennis do you pellet hop? or whole leaf? Interested because of my utter failure last time...


Leaf, never tried Galaxy pellets.

Yeah I found it very astringent. Though my fellow brewer has said try again.

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby rlemkin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 20:47

Dennis King wrote:I was told the bulk of this years harvest has already been bought by the big players.


Australia had a terrible hop harvest. Many Aus varieties were down by almost 50%.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby octoscott » Fri Sep 02, 2016 21:49

Dennis King wrote:I was told the bulk of this years harvest has already been bought by the big players.


Guinness have bought up about 50% of it all for the abomination hop house pish they are making.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby tim_n » Sun Sep 04, 2016 19:46

octoscott wrote:
Dennis King wrote:I was told the bulk of this years harvest has already been bought by the big players.


Guinness have bought up about 50% of it all for the abomination hop house pish they are making.


I deleted the comment, I thought he was insinuating galaxy hops were cruddy, not guiness new offerings were cruddy, which I can't actually say having not drunk it / them.

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby serum » Sun Sep 04, 2016 19:47

octoscott wrote:
Dennis King wrote:I was told the bulk of this years harvest has already been bought by the big players.


Guinness have bought up about 50% of it all for the abomination hop house pish they are making.

That stuff is rank

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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby Dennis King » Sun Sep 04, 2016 20:10

serum wrote:
octoscott wrote:
Dennis King wrote:I was told the bulk of this years harvest has already been bought by the big players.


Guinness have bought up about 50% of it all for the abomination hop house pish they are making.

That stuff is rank


Yep a waste of a decent hop.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby blinky » Wed Sep 07, 2016 00:02

tim_n wrote:
blinky wrote:Brew store in Edinburgh has it in stock, just bought 200g from them this lunchtime


pellets or whole hops?

Sorry for the late reply..... Pellets
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby Bribie G » Sat Nov 19, 2016 13:03

Bump:
Australia's James Squire, a subsidiary of Lion brews a very popular "Hop thief" series with a different combination of hops each year.
Their No. 7 used Galaxy and would have soaked up a good part of the crop.
However they are now onto No. 8 which uses USA hops so Galaxy shouldn't be a problem for the forseeable.
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby robwalker » Sat Nov 19, 2016 13:11

Dean's got them on eBay with free postage
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222311171136
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Re: Galaxy alternative

Postby LeithR » Sat Nov 19, 2016 13:56

There are a few of them about, here's one that shows substitutes for hops.

http://www.brew365.com/hop_substitution_chart.php

Hop Tea - how to

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