Feedback needed for all NZ hop Pale Ale

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  1. Dirtyrunner13

    Dirtyrunner13 New Member

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    Please give me some thoughts on this concoction. I love Galaxy, but due to a shortage i may have to sub in some Vic Secret. Anxious to hear comments and criticisms...Cheers!

    HOME BREW RECIPE:
    Title: NZ IPA

    Brew Method: Partial Mash
    Style Name: American Pale Ale
    Boil Time: 60 min
    Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
    Boil Size: 3 gallons
    Boil Gravity: 1.112
    Efficiency: 65% (brew house)


    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.061
    Final Gravity: 1.020
    ABV (standard): 5.44%
    IBU (tinseth): 31.76
    SRM (morey): 8.11

    FERMENTABLES:
    7 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (57.1%)
    1.5 lb - American - Vienna (12.2%)
    0.5 lb - Belgian - CaraVienne (4.1%)
    0.5 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 40L (4.1%)
    0.25 lb - Canadian - Honey Malt (2%)
    2.5 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Light (20.4%)

    HOPS:
    1 oz - Galaxy, Type: Pellet, AA: 14.25, Use: First Wort, IBU: 17.1
    1 oz - Nelson Sauvin, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.5, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 12.29
    0.5 oz - Motueka, Type: Pellet, AA: 7, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 1.38
    0.5 oz - Pacifica, Type: Pellet, AA: 5, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 0.99
    1 oz - Green Bullet, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Dry Hop for 0 days

    MASH GUIDELINES:
    1) Infusion, Temp: 152 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 10.25 qt
    2) Sparge, Temp: 170 F, Time: 20 min, Amount: 8 qt

    YEAST:
    White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002
    Starter: No
    Form: Liquid
    Attenuation (avg): 66.5%
    Flocculation: Very High
    Optimum Temp: 65 - 68 F
     
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    I'd give the DME a flick and just use more 2 row your already mashing so just throw in more base malt. I do see that you boil size is 3 gal but your batch size is 5.5 so your diluting your boil into the fermentor? Maybe this is why. I've used Galaxy in my last two Saisons it's a fruity hop and I know it was a passionfruit saison but I'm sure you'll get tropical fruit flavour aroma from it. Nelson sauvin is Earthy IMO but pares well with citrusy hops (only going from past experience) I'm sure any ale you added this hop to would benefit. Your other hops I can't comment on but am keen to try some Motueka just go to get my lazy rear end into gear.

    I see that English Ale yeast has a low attenuation now I've not used it and am probably wrong on this but I wouldn't mash too high on this brew or you might have a sweet brew on your hands and high FG. I'd mash low round 63c whatever your Fahrenheit conversion for that is lol:p.

    I'm envious though and look forward to hearing how your hoppy NZ brew turns out.
     
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    There are just too many things in there that won't give you fermentables and you'll end up with too much residual, especially with a low-attenuating yeast. I'd lose either the CaraViene or the C-40 and then drop it to .25 lbs. You have plenty of Vienna for malty sweetness.
     
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    You want Galaxy ? I'm sitting on a kilo of it at home .
    As JA said you'll end up with an unbalanced beer there mate , that FG will be too high and ruin the beer
    Either use a higher attenuation yeast or lose the unfermentables ( I'd go both )
    Good choice in hops , they'll work well together
     
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