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by Le beer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

I have completed a second stab at Galaxy Delight. Same maxi biab process as before but this time I let the hops boil freely rather than in a bag. It has been sat in a pressure barrel for three weeks now and I sampled it last night. I am most impressed. More bite than my previous attempt, I can only ...
by Le beer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: Brewing Beer Like Those You Buy
Replies: 27
Views: 7342

Re: Brewing Beer Like Those You Buy

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by Le beer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: Brewing Beer Like Those You Buy
Replies: 27
Views: 7342

Re: Brewing Beer Like Those You Buy

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by Le beer
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: Brewing Beer Like Those You Buy
Replies: 27
Views: 7342

Re: Brewing Beer Like Those You Buy

Great reading here on the history of homebrew. I can back up some of the argument about the early days and recipes being dominated by winemakers. I was visiting my mum over the weekend and stumbled across the attached leaflet WIN_20181105_115802.JPG . I can't date it exactly but it references the ch...
by Le beer
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

A little update on how this has turned out. A month after bottling and I am feeling quite positive. This has turned into a very drinkable pint. Colour a golden yellow / amber. Aroma, a little floral and fruity, which follows through into the flavour. I still think it could do with being more bitter....
by Le beer
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

All bottled up. Looking good, nice golden colour and already clearing down. Stil not a lot going on taste wise though. Maybe after 4 weeks in the bottle the hops will come through. I am sure it will be an easy drinkable pint though whatever. At least I hope so as I have 32 bottles to get through! :w...
by Le beer
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

thanks swiggingpig. At the moment I can only compare to tastings at the same stage of kit beers I have recently completed. Wherry had a bit of bitterness, Cwtch, a lot, which has followed through to the matured beer. This has very little. Perhaps drinking the Cwtch at the moment has numbed my taste ...
by Le beer
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

I have this morning quickly checked gravity and it is already at 1.010. This seems a bit quick, though the fermentation was going like a train over the weekend. Temperature of the sample is at 20 degrees which was as advised on the recipe. Airlock is still bubbling so imagine it still has a little w...
by Le beer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Forgot to ask - I am going to dry hop as per the recipe. How many days do you leave it on the dry hops before racking off or bottling? I don't bother with a secondary so maybe if I give it 10 days, then chuck in the 40g galaxy loose, then maybe bottle at 14 if finished. Does that sound right?
by Le beer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Forgot to ask - I am going to dry hop as per the recipe. How many days do you leave it on the dry hops before racking off or bottling? I don't bother with a secondary so maybe if I give it 10 days, then chuck in the 40g galaxy loose, then maybe bottle at 14 if finished. Does that sound right?
by Le beer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

It is the west coast ale yeast that came from malt miller, along with the other ingredients. I will be bottling half to set aside for a rainy day and putting the rest in a pressure barrel. I have never used a polypin. Don't you have an issue drinking the contents quick enough
Before it oxidises?
by Le beer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Certainly fermenting well. I had to fit a blow off as it was coming through the airlock. I have never had that with any previous brews. I assume it is to do with the west coast yeast. Dennis, I normally leave brews in the primary for two weeks then bottle up if it appears to be finished. Would you r...
by Le beer
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

@IPA

La biere = feminine, girly beer
Le beer = masculine manly beer
:D
by Le beer
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Thanks for the replies. Hopping rate was for 5 gallons. The recipe kit suggested 15g for 90 mins 45g for 15mins so I did that. I realise that using maxi biab that hop utilisations will be less, so less bitterness potentially, but I also read that by using no chill I would potentially increase bitter...
by Le beer
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3411

question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Knocked this one up last night - it was my first all grain in my recently revived brewing career! I used maxi bib technique as it was all my limited kit will allow really - I am using an ancient baby burco. I didn't apply any science or complex calculations as I thought I would just dive in there to...