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Old 05-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #11
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Yeah, Billy, but I was wanting to stay with a similar flavor profile. Really wanted todo Galaxy, but it seems like no one has any, so the LHBS suggested I try Mosaic. Haven't used it before, so I figured why not give it a go.
Love Galaxy -- if you find any let me know. I added to a brew a few months back with 5 minutes left in the boil and it imparted a really nice peach flavor.


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Old 05-15-2013, 03:12 PM   #12
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Pictures! I would like to see it looks like!

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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1 LB of caramel in this with the honey malt sounds like way too much. I'd drop the honey to 1/8 of a lb. drop the caramel 10 to .5 lbs and add .5 lbs of carapils.
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I like the 1oz citra at flameout, but have you considered any additional dry hopping or maybe a hop stand with the citra? I feel like having that additional hop burst in the nose could crank the tropical factor to 11. I'm really liking the looks of this recipe and look forward to trying it for my next batch!
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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I like the 1oz citra at flameout, but have you considered any additional dry hopping or maybe a hop stand with the citra? I feel like having that additional hop burst in the nose could crank the tropical factor to 11. I'm really liking the looks of this recipe and look forward to trying it for my next batch!
While the aftertaste was crisp and didn't have much lingering flavors, the front end was quite tropical. I guess it all depends how much of a punch you want. I didn't find it to be lacking the Citra flavors.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:13 PM   #16
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1 LB of caramel in this with the honey malt sounds like way too much. I'd drop the honey to 1/8 of a lb. drop the caramel 10 to .5 lbs and add .5 lbs of carapils.
I guess it depends on how much sweetness you want to show through. I was trying for something with a sweet note, and I think this came out right were I wanted it. I don't find it to be overly sweet, or have a caramel/honey aftertaste, but it certainly is more on the sweet side than the bitter side. If that isn't what you'd prefer, definitely cut back on the crystal and honey.

As to the Carapils, this brew didn't have a lot of body, but I wanted something crisp and light - which is why I added in the corn sugar. If you want a bit more body, that would be the way to go, or leave out the 1/4 pound of corn sugar.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:10 PM   #17
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That's quite a lot of crystal malt, but I think that it's sweetness is overstated. If a beer has a cloying sweetness it's more likely to be attenuation or yeast rather than crystal malt. That said, I do find that large proportions (15% and above) of medium crystal malt can make a beer taste nutty or toasty.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #18
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Sounds good. Any idea how the recipe would look if I wanted to do all grain?
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #19
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I'm kind of a nooby with this but is this a partial mash or do you just steep the grains?? what temp did you use and for how long....i showed my wife this recipe and shes really interested in doing it being that its a lighter beer with the fruity flavors...
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #20
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Here's a photo - for what it's worth.


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