Thursday, 3 October 2013

Brewday - Galaxy 03/10/2013

I hadn't originally planned to be brewing today, but pressure of work means it will be at least another two weeks before I'd get a further opportunity. I can't afford to wait that long as my homebrew stocks are relatively low in terms of what's available to drink.

I usually brew a winter ale at this stage of the season, but as my last two brews, the Porter and the HG Pale Ale, will need a bit of time to mature, I'm in dire need of a small beer that I can get ready quickly to bridge the gap. Looking at the ingredients I have available, I've decided to do another beer using the Galaxy hops my friend in Australia was kind enough to send.

This will effectively be his recipe. A single hop beer, with the majority of the hops added late in the boil. Although it leans more towards being a summer beer, I think a golden, 'easy-drinker' to sit alongside the robust porter and the stronger pale ale sounds exactly what I need at the moment.  The winter ale will have to wait until next time.

To ensure I have sufficient hops to replicate the Australian recipe, I've reduced my batch size for this brew and while the grist isn't exactly as per the original script, I've used what I've got to hand.

Pale Ale

Type: All Grain Date: 03/10/2013
Batch Size (fermenter): 45.00 l Brewer: Mark
Boil Size: 53.13 l Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Elite 45L Brew
End of Boil Volume 48.88 l Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 45.00 l Est Mash Efficiency 76.2 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50):
Taste Notes:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7500.00 g Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 78.9 %
1400.00 g Caramalt (Thomas Fawcett) (29.6 EBC) Grain 2 14.7 %
330.00 g Maize, Flaked (Thomas Fawcett) (3.9 EBC) Grain 3 3.5 %
270.00 g Wheat, Flaked (3.2 EBC) Grain 4 2.8 %
20.00 g Galaxy [11.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 5 13.9 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 -
20.00 g Galaxy [11.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 4.6 IBUs
20.00 g Galaxy [11.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 2.5 IBUs
40.00 g Galaxy [11.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
2.0 pkg US West Coast Yeast (Mangrove Jack's #M44) Yeast 10 -
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.048 SG Measured Original Gravity:
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity:
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 % Actual Alcohol by Vol:
Bitterness: 21.1 IBUs
Est Color: 12.2 EBC

Looking forward to this one...