What to do with Galaxy Hops?
Hey All -
I don't post here very often but I thought I'd put this up here to get picked a part. I have 1lb of Galaxy hops coming today. I'm not really sure what to do with them as I've never used them, nor have I had a beer where they were used.
How well do they play with Simcoe/Citra? I was thinking something like this:
5.5 Gallons, Batch Sparge
.5oz Galaxy FWH
.5oz Citra FWH
.5oz Simcoe FWH
15 - 1oz Simcoe
10 - 1oz Citra
5 - 1oz Galaxy
Flameout - 1oz Citra, 1oz Galaxy, 1oz Simcoe
Dryhop - 1oz Citra, 1oz Galaxy, 1oz Simcoe
OG - 1.072
FG - 1.015
Been having problems getting my FG over 1.010 lately, so I figure I'd try something higher flock like notty or safale-04. Usually been using WLP001 but has been overattenuating vs projections.
I've found I really like a 2-Row, Vienna, Munich blend for malts in IPAs. I like the breadyness but my ratios may need to be tweaked some. Beersmith puts this at 112 IBUs, but I know FWH is a bit smoother, adjusting the FWH to 20 puts it in the 80ish range. Just to get a more "real" idea of how they'll be percieved.