Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale/amber ale 20-12-11 + PICS

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Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale/amber ale 20-12-11 + PICS

Post by leedsbrew » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:34 pm

Just about to start the boil on the following.


Fermentables
Ingredient Amount % MCU When
UK Pale Ale Malt 3.831 kg 75.8 % 4.0 In Mash/Steeped
UK Munich Malt 0.485 kg 9.6 % 1.0 In Mash/Steeped
UK Wheat Malt 0.388 kg 7.7 % 0.3 In Mash/Steeped
German CaraMunich II 0.300 kg 5.9 % 4.7 In Mash/Steeped
UK Amber Malt 0.048 kg 1.0 % 0.3 In Mash/Steeped


Hops
Variety Alpha Amount IBU Form When
US Magnum 16.0 % 13 g 21.4 Loose Whole Hops All Of Boil
Australian Galaxy 13.8 % 30 g 15.4 Loose Whole Hops 10 Min From End
Australian Galaxy 13.8 % 25 g 7.1 Loose Whole Hops 5 Min From End
Australian Galaxy 13.8 % 25 g 0.0 Loose Whole Hops At turn off

followed by 20g Dry hopped


Yeast
White Labs WLP090-San Diego Super Yeast

Taking pics more to follow! :D
LB
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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale ale 20-12-11

Post by leedsbrew » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Well boil is nearly over. Had to get a brew on today! I haven't brewed in ages and my stocks are looking dangerously low! Gonna have to get a couple more on sharpish.

I names this one Ulysees 31 after my favourite TV cartoon when I was a kid. INTRO MUSIC HERE. I figure he travels through the galaxies........it's a brew with galaxy! Makes sense to me! :D

Just uploading some pics to photobucket now so will post the ASAP! :D
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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale ale 20-12-11

Post by leedsbrew » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:13 pm

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Brewing outside again! Can't wait to sort out a brew shed in the new year!

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Using the temp controller for the HLT for the 1st time. It worked brilliantly!
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Grist mixed with 14g of gypsum
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Mash temp spot on! Sweet! :D
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Dark 1st runnings
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Awesome smelling Galaxy hops thanks to a great JBK member. Cheers Dean
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Brewers mate more interested in playing! :D The other one wouldn't even get off her bed! :D
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Hops! :D the kitchen smells awesome!
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Boil!


More to follow!

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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale ale 20-12-11 + PICS

Post by leedsbrew » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:47 pm

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Chiller in
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T minus till hop time! :D
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Hops
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It's a bit parky today! :D
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Even more hops! The amount of lupulin coming off these galaxy was amazing! :D
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Steep.
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And rest! :D
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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale ale 20-12-11 + PICS

Post by Lugsy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:49 pm

Nice one LB, looks like a good 'un to me! Lovely colour, is that the caramunich then? I think you've probably gone for a much more sensible amount of Galaxy than my first attempt (110g in the boil and 40g dry IIRC) which is a bit over the top I think - I'm starting to like it now but it's got a touch of the sour sweets to it which should mellow to lovely by the time I finish the barrel off, as usual :wink:

Lovely day to be brewing outside anyway!
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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale ale 20-12-11 + PICS

Post by Naich » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:56 pm

Looks like a nice brew. What are Galaxy hops like? I remember Ulysses 31. Back in the days when cartoons were real cartoons* and they always had an annoying sidekick.

* Actually looking back, they were considerably crappier than the ones made today, but you have to have your rose-tinted specs on for anything that was on TV more than 20 years ago. We bought the original Spiderman cartoons on DVD and the animation is just appalling. I'm going to stop ranting now :)

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Post by greenxpaddy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:23 pm

Ditto. What's the crack with Galaxy. High AA but used for aroma.....? Isn 't that against the rule of thumb. What flavour do they give.

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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale ale 20-12-11 + PICS

Post by barney » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:28 pm

galaxy taste like LILT to me,

Pineapple and grapefruit flavour, LILTS the taste you really want to savour, LILT with the totally tropical taste. :)
I wonder what that tastes like?

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Post by greenxpaddy » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:30 pm

Maybe my rauchbier could do with some....like pineapple on gammon.

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Post by leedsbrew » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:04 pm

rest of the photos. Had to come to work so cleared up and uploaded to photobucket. Damn work getting in the way! :twisted:


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Airation

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Quite clear going in! :D

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Going going.......

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nice and cool coming out

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Just about going to fit

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gone!


Nice smooth brew day. Used WLP090 slurry from my black ipa. Figured it'd be ok as there is no roast in it! :D
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Post by leedsbrew » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:44 pm

Cheers chaps

Aye Lugsy, been waiting for a nice day. I can put up with cold, it's the constant wet I'm getting sick of! I'm hoping that the by using the galaxy from 10 mins on it'll have a nice smooth, mellow bitterness, along with the magnum.
Naich wrote:Looks like a nice brew. What are Galaxy hops like? I remember Ulysses 31. Back in the days when cartoons were real cartoons* and they always had an annoying sidekick. :)
I've never used them matey but I'm hoping for the tropical fruit hit that barney was talking about.
greenxpaddy wrote:Ditto. What's the crack with Galaxy. High AA but used for aroma.....? Isn 't that against the rule of thumb. What flavour do they give.
GP. With alot of the new world, high alpha hops they also have a very high oil content. It's this that helps give this type of hop it's great aroma profile. A good example of this is simcoe. Apparently (I heard this from listening to the brewing network) It was developed by Yakima chief as a high alpha for the likes of anheuser-busch et al to make extract for macro beers. It was taken up by the craft brewing scene over there as it also has excellent aroma qualities.

Other high alphas that are apparently good for aroma include apollo, summit (which I have used in a black ipa late and it is good!), and even CTZ.

I'm going to be experimenting with more of these super alphas late in the noil very soon.

cheers

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Post by leedsbrew » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:26 pm

Oh yeah, forgott to mention. I managed 21L at 1.053. It will be fermenting at about 17-18oC and will get the dry hops in once primary has settled down. Mash efficiency was 88.5%. If it ferments down to the predicted 1.012 it'll end up at 5.4%abv.

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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale/amber ale 20-12-11 + PICS

Post by leedsbrew » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:14 pm

Currently shrugging away with a barrage of bubbles every second! Smelling fantastic! :D
Drinking: Brooklyn black Chocolate Stout 8%, 1500 Ducks Amber, Titan RIS Parti-gyle, Andromeda Pale Ale, Chana IPA, Guiseley Blone Ale
Conditioning: Yorkshire Stong Bitter
Lagering: Bugger all
Souring: NYD 2013 Robust porter
Fermenting: Faux Pils
Brewing:
Planing: NYD Brewathon oud Bruin, Golden Condor APA, Oat Stout, Solaris MkII
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Re: Ulysses 31 - Galaxy Pale/amber ale 20-12-11 + PICS

Post by Totem Brewery » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:33 pm

Looks like a tasty brew.

I can't wait to try the Galaxy hops I also got from Dean. A mini-batch is coming!
Drinking: Pils 05 (Saphir), South Pacific Pale Ale 03 (Galaxy/Saphir)
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Post by leedsbrew » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:02 pm

Cheers

If they taste as good as they smell then the beer will be awesome! :D
Drinking: Brooklyn black Chocolate Stout 8%, 1500 Ducks Amber, Titan RIS Parti-gyle, Andromeda Pale Ale, Chana IPA, Guiseley Blone Ale
Conditioning: Yorkshire Stong Bitter
Lagering: Bugger all
Souring: NYD 2013 Robust porter
Fermenting: Faux Pils
Brewing:
Planing: NYD Brewathon oud Bruin, Golden Condor APA, Oat Stout, Solaris MkII
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