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Old 08-18-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default IPA w/Galena and Chinook....whats gonna happen?

k, so i designed my recipe to specifically use Simcoe, Citra, and Cascade. Turns out, there is a shortage of both simcoe and citra at my LHBS, so i had to substitute and i picked chinook and galena. but originally i wanted simcoe and citra b/c of their very specific taste and citrus qualities which can't really be duplicated. so, does anyone have any idea how it's gonna taste with 90 and 30 minute chinook additions, 60 and 15 min Galena additions, and a 5 min cascade addition. beersmith estimates the IBUs at 67, but i'm more interested in the taste. i don't want it to be completely bitter, i want a well balanced citrus. 90 min boil. 12.5 lbs u.s. 2 row, 1 lb of crystal 60.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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That's going to be bitter enough to make a pig squeal.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Just kidding. It will be bitter though.

Most of the flavor is from the 15 minute addition.

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:04 AM   #4
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Just kidding. It will be bitter though.

Most of the flavor is from the 15 minute addition.
Really? 67 IBUs is going to be too bitter? It's an IPA, that's pretty standard for good IPAs. So are you saying there is something about these particular hops that is going to make it extra bitter. And when i say "bitter", i don't mean normal IPA bitter, but extra bitter that detracts from the flavor profile..
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It won't be too bitter, but it will be bitter. IPAs are bitter. Are you bitter? Would it be better if it were bitter? Be right back, I need to go to the ****ter.

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I would have done the bittering with Galena and the flavor/aroma with Chinook.

For reference, Arrogant Bastard is a single hop Chinook beer (+ lots of Special B).

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I would have done the bittering with Galena and the flavor/aroma with Chinook.

For reference, Arrogant Bastard is a single hop Chinook beer (+ lots of Special B).
well i haven't brewed it yet, so should i really switch them up? what is Galena good for? i've never seen anyone actually use it.
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Galena (US) 10-14% Primarily used for strong, clean, balanced bittering. Fruity, slightly citrusy and spicy.

Chinook (US) 11-13% Spicy, piney, grapefruity. Lingering slightly rough resiny bitterness

The hops are substitutes for each other.

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I agree w/ Calder: Galena as bittering, for sure. You could either flavor w the Chinook, or flip that w the Cascades, IMHO either schedule would work. FWIW, I use Galena a lot, it's fallen out of favor a bit, but I find it to be an excellent bittering hop that has a slightly mysterious undertone to it.

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I agree w/ Calder: Galena as bittering, for sure. You could either flavor w the Chinook, or flip that w the Cascades, IMHO either schedule would work. FWIW, I use Galena a lot, it's fallen out of favor a bit, but I find it to be an excellent bittering hop that has a slightly mysterious undertone to it.
"slightly mysterious" seems pretty good in a largely familiar class of IPAs
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