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Galaxy EPA

Postby robwalker » Fri Jan 09, 2015 18:11

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This is a pretty classic and well balanced British Ale that uses the Australian Galaxy hop. It's a blend of biscuit and subtle malty aromas with a reasonable bitterness and a restrained whiff of tropical fruit. The nearest commercial beer you can buy is probably Mad Goose by Purity or Sunbeam by Bank's - fans of Oakham Citra may enjoy it too.

Balance and drinkability is the key here, so for those looking for a big stinky full on Galaxy beer, you might consider Dennis King's Galaxy Delight instead.

I've adjusted the recipe from the original for those with wort chillers (no chill adds IBUs.) This recipe would be great with any American, Australian or New World hop, so feel free to recalculate the recipe using your chosen hop. Any good English Ale yeast will suffice but I was actually quite impressed with MJ M07.

Galaxy EPA

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 4.060
Total Hops (g): 40.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.039 (°P): 9.8
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 (°P): 2.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.83 %
Colour (SRM): 5.9 (EBC): 11.6
Bitterness (IBU): 34.1 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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2.000 kg Maris Otter Malt (49.26%)
2.000 kg Pale Malt (49.26%)
0.050 kg Crystal 80 (1.23%)
0.010 kg Roasted Barley (0.25%)

Hop Bill
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15.0 g Galaxy Pellet (15.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.7 g/L)
5.0 g Galaxy Pellet (15.2% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.2 g/L)
10.0 g Galaxy Pellet (15.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (0.4 g/L)
10.0 g Galaxy Pellet (15.2% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (0.4 g/L)

Misc Bill
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Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with Mangrove Jack's British Ale M07.
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Re: Galaxy EPA

Postby KevinS » Sat May 09, 2015 10:51

Sounds lovely!

What's the aim/outcome of the mix of maris otter and generic pale malt?
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Re: Galaxy EPA

Postby robwalker » Sat May 09, 2015 11:34

Maris otter is quite high flavoured so it takes the intense biscuit flavour out leaving a more subtle one. In this beer it makes things more quaffable and doesn't drown the hops. Mixing mo and pilsner malt has a similar effect :)
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Re: Galaxy EPA

Postby KevinS » Sat May 09, 2015 11:51

Ah I see. I'd seen people do the same with pilsener or lager malt + MO, but I've yet to use generic pale malt so didn't realise it has the different flavour as well

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Re: Galaxy EPA

Postby Pjam » Sat May 09, 2015 19:51

robwalker wrote:15.0 g Galaxy Pellet (15.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.7 g/L)


Probably wrong but I always assume pellets are very popular in the US. Brewers over there use almost nothing else. Don't get me wrong, they're now used all over the world, I too use them. I just wondered if some Galaxy hops are in fact USA Galaxy hops?

Don't know if they're much different though ...
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Re: Galaxy EPA

Postby robwalker » Sat May 09, 2015 21:17

I think they are quite different! I couldn't say what they were as mine came from dean on ebid. That said, i guess either would make a great beer
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