American Pale Ale Galaxy Pale Ale recipe critique/build

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sunshine22

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Location
Philadelphia
Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
US05
Yeast Starter
NO
Batch Size (Gallons)
5.5
Original Gravity
1055
Final Gravity
1009
Boiling Time (Minutes)
60
IBU
45?
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
[email protected] 65-68
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
7
Tasting Notes
this is a future brew...
I've heard great things about the nelson sauvin and galaxy hops and wanted to try a pale ale to showcase the hops. I found this recipe on google:


Recipe Specifics:
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 10.25
Anticipated OG: 1.056
Anticipated FG: 1.010
Anticipated SRM: 5
Anticipated IBU: 45
Efficiency: 70%
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Sugar:
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10.00 lbs. Pilsner Malt
1 lb Munich 10L
Hops:
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0.50 oz. Nelson Sauvin @ 20 min
0.50 oz. Galaxy @ 15 min
0.50 oz. Nelson Sauvin @ 10 min
0.50 oz. Galaxy @ 5 min for
1.00 oz. Nelson Sauvin @ flameout
1.50 oz. Galaxy @ flameout
1.50 oz. Galaxy @ dry-hop 7 days
1.00 oz. Nelson Sauvin @ dry-hop 7 days

Yeast: US05 Ale
Mash 154F for 90 min

I love the color that this beer has in the pictures: http://perfectpint.blogspot.com/2013...le-ale-ii.html

Please make some comments/correct me on anything that I may have missed
Thanks
 
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ratinator

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I've had galaxy but I don't know how good of a match these two would be together. It's told that Nelson gives white wine fruitiness. I like you'd be better off single hopping. I would also add a bit of crystal and carapils to your grain bill
 

m00ps

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Galaxy and Nelson work fine together and both really showcase the new AU/NZ tropical hop character. I wouldnt add the crystal if you really want the hops to shine, but some carapils for head retention wouldnt be a bad idea. Make sure you do a hopstand at flameout for maximum hop character. Also, at 154F, I doubt a 90min mash is needed. You could easily do 60min, i've even see people getting away with 30min...
 
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