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Old 09-23-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
Aug 2011
Durham, NC
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I just pop the top off of my first personal recipe a Galena Single hop IPA at 6.4% and 80 IBUs which was dry hoped with Galena for 8 days it has been bottle conditioning for 9 days and it is great. Beautiful clear orange pour with thick white head that has great retention! The Aroma is full of orange and citrus fruit with a hint of coconut, reminded me of the smell and taste of a really good southern ambrosia that would be served at a family reunion! There is not off after taste that one might find early on in the bottle conditioning stage. I can not wait to see how this taste at week two and three I promise to have at least an 18 pack around to try at week 3!

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Congrats. Keep us informed on the progress.

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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Does anyone else feel almost like you're holding your child when you're tasting a great beer you just finished brewing?
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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What kind of and how much of a grain and malt extract did you use?

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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Is the recipe a secret?!?

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:23 PM   #6
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Ya dont hold out on us bro

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:55 PM   #7
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Durham, NC
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Bull City Galena IPA

Style: American IPA OG: 1.057
Type: Extract FG: 1.014
Rating: 0.0 ABV: 5.63 %
Calories: 186 IBU's: 125.32
Efficiency: 70 % Boil Size: 5.62 Gal
Color: 6.9 SRM Batch Size: 5.00 Gal
Boil Time: 90 minutes

Fermentation Steps
Name Days / Temp
Primary 14 days @ 68.0F
Secondary 14 days @ 78.0F
Bottle/Keg 14 days @ 78.0F

Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Time Gravity
1.00 lbs 14.29 % Biscuit Malt 30 mins 1.036
3.00 lbs 42.86 % Briess Golden Light DME 90 mins 1.043
3.00 lbs 42.86 % Briess Golden Light DME 15 mins 1.043

Amount IBU's Name Time AA %
1.00 ozs 47.88 Galena 90 mins 13.00
1.00 ozs 41.10 Galena 45 mins 13.00
1.00 ozs 34.41 Galena 30 mins 13.00
1.00 ozs 1.93 Galena 1 mins 13.00
2.00 ozs Galena 8 days 13.00

Amount Name Laboratory / ID
1.0 pkg Safale US-05 Fermentis (null)


Mash Profile

Amount Type Beer Temp CO2 Vols
3.09 oz Corn Sugar - Bottle Carbonation 78.0F 1.90

Notes Version: 1.455

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Old 12-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #8
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Almost a SMaSH, looks like a great recipe.
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for the profile of the hop...I literally just took this out of my recipe I am building for a Belgian...maybe I need to reconsider.

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