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Title: Galaxy hops
Post by: maxieboy on June 04, 2011, 05:12:09 PM
I've been wanting to try something new, so 1# of Galaxy hops are on the way. The descriptions I've found sound intriguing. Gonna do an AIPA. Anyone with experience or suggestions?
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: thcipriani on June 04, 2011, 05:29:40 PM
No experience with them - curious where you got 1lb though(?).
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: maxieboy on June 04, 2011, 05:53:53 PM
Hopsdirect has them in pellet. Thinking of doing a single hop IPA to get a handle on 'em.
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: hoser on June 04, 2011, 06:36:12 PM
Hopsdirect has them in pellet. Thinking of doing a single hop IPA to get a handle on 'em.

What a timely forum topic!  I was just researching how to get them from Australia yesterday.  I am going to order 1lb right now.  That is going to save a s%$# ton on shipping!  I am glad I decided to wait. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: gordonstrong on June 04, 2011, 06:44:55 PM
I had them quite a bit in Australia. Interesting. Passionfruit flavor. I wonder if they'd make an Amarillo substitute. I just got 4 oz and will be trying them in a single hop pale ale.
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: hoser on June 04, 2011, 06:58:21 PM
I had them quite a bit in Australia. Interesting. Passionfruit flavor. I wonder if they'd make an Amarillo substitute. I just got 4 oz and will be trying them in a single hop pale ale.

Gordon,
I agree it would be interesting to do a single hop beer with Amarillo, Galaxy, and Citra and compare/contrast the differences in flavor and aroma.
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: hoser on June 06, 2011, 01:21:59 PM
Gordon,
What do you think about subbing in Galaxy in place of Delta in Nathan Smith's Citrus Bomb IPA?
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: gordonstrong on June 06, 2011, 02:16:18 PM
Haven't had Delta enough to offer an opinion.  Nathan gave me a lot of IPAs last time I saw him; not sure I remember that one clearly.  I think I'll be trying some again next week, so maybe I'll know better then.

If I had to use Galaxy in a blend, I'd try it with Cascade first.  The Australians use a lot of Cascades in their pale ales, so I think it would be fitting.  I'd be afraid of blowing out some of the interesting fruit characteristics with a lot of strong citrus and pine.

I'm going to use Galaxy for the first time this weekend, so l'll probably have a better opinion on what would go with it then.
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: Simon on June 06, 2011, 11:32:52 PM
Gordon,
I agree it would be interesting to do a single hop beer with Amarillo, Galaxy, and Citra and compare/contrast the differences in flavor and aroma.

+1 for that.
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: maxieboy on September 02, 2011, 01:03:47 AM
Update: kegged yesterday. Drinking shake carbed samples from Carbonator 2L. Love this hop. Passionfruit and citrus. Simple malt bill and US05 to showcase. Light in color and bitter, just how I like 'em. A touch of leaf Cascade @ 60 to help straining the all pellet Galaxy.  This hop is defintely going into the line up. Deelish.

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 11.72 gal
Post Boil Volume: 10.40 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 10.00 gal  
Bottling Volume: 10.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.067 SG
Estimated Color: 5.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 94.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU        
23 lbs                Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        93.9 %
 1 lbs                 Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)    Grain         2        4.1 %      
8.0 oz                White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         3        2.0 %        
1.50 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           4        14.7 IBUs    
1.50 oz               Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           5        34.7 IBUs    
2.00 oz               Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min         Hop           6        28.0 IBUs    
2.00 oz               Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           7        16.8 IBUs    
2.50 oz               Galaxy [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           8        0.0 IBUs
4.00 oz               Galaxy [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 21.0 Days      Hop           9        0.0 IBUs      




 
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: hoser on September 02, 2011, 02:45:33 AM
What flavor profiles/characteristics do you get from the galaxy?  How does it compare to citra or amarillo?
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: beersk on September 02, 2011, 02:22:55 PM
There's a brewery in Iowa that distributes to my area that has a Galaxy IPA and it's delicious.  I thought grapefruit and citrus when I had it, not sure what passion fruit is.  But this hop will hit it big here in not too long, I'm thinking.  Certainly could be an Amarillo sub I think.
Title: Re: Galaxy hops
Post by: passlaku on September 04, 2011, 01:57:52 AM
I took a whiff of Galaxy hops at Rebel Brewer when I was there and it was intense grapefruit.

Another hop I look forward to using is Nelson Sauvin.  I have 10 oz of Nelson in my freezer, and they're burning a hole a my brewpot.  Must get brewing.