Single Hop Galaxy AIPA recipe check please!

Postby blinky » Thu Sep 01, 2016 21:36

I want to make a massive hop bomb! Gonna try Galaxy purely as I'm into astronomy(why not?)
Anyway, its a 15l batch, I'm copying the malt bill that Stone uses in its IPA (I'm adding 0.5% Choc just to darken it a little) and 200g of Galaxy!

Does this recipe seem ok then?

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: Galactic Ale - 15L

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 15 liters (ending kettle volume)
Boil Size: 18 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.051
Efficiency: 68% (ending kettle)


STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.061
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV (standard): 6.46%
IBU (tinseth): 69.11
SRM (morey): 8.5

FERMENTABLES:
4 kg - United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row (93%)
0.28 kg - United Kingdom - Crystal 15L (6.5%)
0.02 kg - United Kingdom - Chocolate (0.5%)

HOPS:
20 g - Galaxy, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.1, Use: Boil for 20 min, IBU: 28.6
50 g - Galaxy, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.1, Use: Boil for 7 min, IBU: 31.71
30 g - Galaxy, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.1, Use: Boil for 3 min, IBU: 8.81
50 g - galaxy, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.1, Use: Aroma for 0 min
50 g - Galaxy, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.1, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Temp: 68 C, Time: 60 min, Amount: 11.8 L
Starting Mash Thickness: 3 L/kg

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 81%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 12.22 - 25 C
Fermentation Temp: 18 C

TARGET WATER PROFILE:
Profile Name: Edinburgh (Scottish Ale, Malty Ale)
Ca2: 100
Mg2: 18
Na: 20
Cl: 45
SO4: 105
HCO3: 235
Water Notes:


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http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... ic-ale-15l

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Date: 2016-09-01 20:34 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2016-09-01 20:33 UTC
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Re: Single Hop Galaxy AIPA recipe check please!

Postby Dennis King » Thu Sep 01, 2016 21:51

Galaxy can be very bitter, although it does mellow in time. I love the hop but never used that sort of amount.
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Re: Single Hop Galaxy AIPA recipe check please!

Postby robwalker » Thu Sep 01, 2016 21:53

Speak to Growling dog, he used a kilo in a beer once lol.
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Re: Single Hop Galaxy AIPA recipe check please!

Postby blinky » Thu Sep 01, 2016 22:21

I had read about the bitterness - thats one of the reasons why Im not doing a 60 min addition, I though it might be a bit mellower if done at the 20min stage
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Re: Single Hop Galaxy AIPA recipe check please!

Postby blinky » Thu Sep 01, 2016 23:05

Slight change - upped the batch size to take account of losses due to trub! And split the crystal between light and medium, as well as adding a little Munich.....
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Re: Single Hop Galaxy AIPA recipe check please!

Postby KevinS » Fri Sep 02, 2016 06:52

I personally would omit the crystal and chocolate altogether. I find galaxy has a very stone-fruit, juicy flavour to it anyway, which gives off the semblance of sweetness and so I don't think you'll have any issues in that area (if I recall correctly, Stone Ruination 2.0 has also made a similar shift of removing crystal).

For me (and your mileage may vary) with 200g of hops, I've been saving much of mine for the dry hop. And so I would maybe look to up the dry hop to 100g, although this may mean you require another hop just for a first-wort bittering addition

But that's just my 2 cents! It's always a wonderful hop, very rich in flavour
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Re: Single Hop Galaxy AIPA recipe check please!

Postby blinky » Fri Sep 02, 2016 07:23

Here is my latest grain bill.... Added some Munich so there is hopefully still some hint of maltiness and split the crystal between dextrine and medium, to add some body and just a little sweetness....
FERMENTABLES:
4 kg - United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row (83.2%)
0.5 kg - United Kingdom - Munich (10.4%)
0.2 kg - United Kingdom - Crystal 15L (4.2%)
0.11 kg - United Kingdom - Crystal 50L (2.3%)
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