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Tommydee

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Great choice. An APA at the strong ABV. end of the style is perfect for 1st BIAB since it will be good even if you're +/-6 SG points. I won't speak to the hop selection, since I'm still a rookie myself. I do like the schedule, though. I did yoopers pale ale, a popular one here, and used WLP001 from white labs, and it's my best beer yet. Even did without a starter, though if I did it again, would probably draw of 500 ml of wort into a flask after lautering,boil, , cool down, and do a 3 hour vitality starter. That would be my only change, the yeast, but I've also never tried that Safale. Do some searches for it on here before locking it in.
 

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Looks good. I think the Galaxy will probably out shine the Mo' at a one to one rate but that should be a pretty interesting combo. I think Motueka is a more interesting noble derivative. I have got some nice lime character from it and that may be the only citrus I haven't found in Galaxy. I would probably do a 60/40, weighted towards the Mo' but you should be happy with the results either way. Cheers, report back.
 

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For an APA, doing something other than a single malt can add some complexity and interest. I like 76% pale, 20% Munich, and 4% crystal 20, 40 or 60Lm, depending on what I'm looking for. For an IPA, I'll often forgo any crystal/caramel and just go with pale, Munich and a little wheat.
 
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Thanks for the feedback! I think I'll adjust the hop additions to slightly favor the motueka and remain 100% MO. I've obviously never used MO before and am excited to see what everyone raves about.
 

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