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Old 01-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I've been wanting to brew an IPA as my next beer. SWMBO is not super into beer but strangely enough the few I've had her try and she liked a lot were the IPAs that had a lot of balance despite some really high IBUs (DFH 120, Hoptimum, and Jai Alai were the main ones). She loves passion fruit and I've heard galaxy has that character but I have never tried it.

So my question is, from those who have experience with Galaxy, how passion fruity is it? And everyone else with IPA experience, what are some suggestions for a recipe that highlights passion fruit notes.

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Wow this is the longest I've had without a reply

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:24 PM   #3
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Hey guys. I've been wanting to brew an IPA as my next beer. SWMBO is not super into beer but strangely enough the few I've had her try and she liked a lot were the IPAs that had a lot of balance despite some really high IBUs (DFH 120, Hoptimum, and Jai Alai were the main ones). She loves passion fruit and I've heard galaxy has that character but I have never tried it.

So my question is, from those who have experience with Galaxy, how passion fruity is it? And everyone else with IPA experience, what are some suggestions for a recipe that highlights passion fruit notes.
Passion fruit you can get from citra by throwing in the last 10 mins. I have no experience with galaxy but have done all citra in a IPA and its amazing
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #4
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What about the grain bill. Any specific malt that highlights the notes I'm looking for?

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http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/citra-single-hop-ipa

Assuming you're an extract brewer...

My citra single hop IPA (currently featured on the front page of brew toad). IMO IPA's are all about showcasing hops, and the best way to do it is to just use one type in your entire brew. This one is a bit sweeter but has a nice bite to it. Also, unless you LOVE hop flavor i might cut the 0 min and dry hop addition in half. I'd do this esp. if you plan to add fruit.

If you REALLY want passionfruityness(not a word), rack onto 3-4 lbs of passion fruit flesh in the the secondary I guess. I've have excellent result with a mango addition in the secondary as well (4 lbs)
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:50 PM   #6
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im actually an all grain brewer (new to it though).

I thought about using a galaxy only hop schedule, but I have seen awesome reviews about beers with a combo of citra and galaxy and im interested to try that.

Here is the tentative recipe for my brew:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 1 71.4 %
3 lbs Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2 21.4 %
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.1 %
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 42.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 6.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 7.7 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 3.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 4.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Galaxy [14.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast 11 -
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 10.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 10.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

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Est Original Gravity: 1.062 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.4 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 64.3 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 7.6 SRM
Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 14 lbs
Sparge Water: 4.34 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.50 qt of water at 166.2 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 4.34 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Bottle Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 3.81 oz Carbonation Used: Bottle with 3.81 oz Corn Sugar
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F Age for: 30.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Storage Temperature: 65.0 F

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Yeah man I like the new hop schedule. Could even go 5 mins earlier on each addition. Galaxy and citra will make a really nice flavor pairing. Let's us know how it goes!

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Old 01-20-2013, 01:19 AM   #8
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Any suggestions on a possibly better grain bill?

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Perhaps a little honey malt for the ladies?

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Perhaps a little honey malt for the ladies?
This was going to be my suggestion. A yeast that gives you some fruity esters might be helpful too.
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