75% Pale ale malt
8% Wheat malt
6% Caramunich II
1% Amber malt
Hops & Additions
13g US Magnus (16%AA) 60 mins (21IBU)
30g Aus Galaxy (13.8%AA) 10 mins (15 IBU)
25g Aus Galaxy (13.8%AA) 5 mins (7 IBU)
25g Aus Galaxy (13.8%AA) Flame out
20g Dry hop for 5 days post fermentation
200ml thick yeast slurry (WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast)
Adjusted to ‘Pale ale’ as per http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/water/water.html
Mash at 65 degrees for 60 minutes
Boil for 60 minutes with additions as above.
Cool to 20 degrees and pitch yeast
ABV: 5.3% ABV
IBU: 43.8 (Tinseth)
Mash efficiency: 80%
Batch Size: 20L
A straight forward brew day with no real hassle. I haven't used Galaxy before so wanted to showcase it with the 1st brew. Named after one of my favourite cartoons when I was younger.
The yeast kicked off within 8 hours and is now chugging away nicely. I'm hoping for a nice big yeast cake so I can use the 3rd generation for a big new years day RIS brew. Having used the WLP090 on my Black IPA it seems to give a nice rapid ferment with a VERY clean profile, so hopefully the galaxy will shine through, with a nice slightly sweet malt character to back it up.
I had the camera out for the brew session, pictures are posted on JBK HERE