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

Post by Le beer » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:43 pm

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 start with. All went well, good mash, batch sparged a couple times and a clean boil with no boil over [-X ! I whirlpooled but didn't leave enough time to settle, so had a lot of gunk lost to the pot. I still managed to get 3.5 gals into a cube to chill overnight. When I checked it this morning I had an og of 1.070- I diluted to 5 gal og approx. 1.055. So okay I think on efficiency. However when I tasted the sample, I got a lot of lovely malty sweetness, but no real hop bitterness. I followed the hop schedule, but used a hop bag. I read that this is a bitter beer that needs time to mellow, so I was expecting a bitter kick like I got when I did my cwtch kit. Also loads of protein break. So what do you think, will the bitterness come through as the beer ferments out the sugar, and will I be able to lose all the protein residue? What were your experiences of this recipe?

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

Post by sbond10 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:03 pm

Wait until tje yeast has eaten the sugar

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

Post by Haydnexport » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:05 pm

As the previous post , it will be vastly different once them sugars have been turned into alcohol

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

Post by McMullan » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:12 pm

Make a hop tea. Dilute some in a sweet solution and some in water. What do you notice?

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

Post by IPA » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:50 am

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

Post by f00b4r » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:57 am

Did you have a hopping rate for 5 gallons or for the 3.5 gallons originally collected? If the latter then you have diluted the planned bitterness significantly.

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

Post by Le beer » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:39 am

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 bitterness, so figured the two might cancel. As I said - no science! It is fermenting nicely so will see how it turns out. As it is the first one I wanted to keep it simple. I will record might notes then use the biabacus next time once I have learnt from my mistakes

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

Post by Le beer » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:43 am

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

Post by Dennis King » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:06 pm

I never sample at that stage of the brew so not really able to answer the question. Hope it turns out OK and you enjoy it.

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

Post by Le beer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:24 am

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 recommend anything different with this recipe?

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

Post by Dennis King » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:01 am

Le beer wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:24 am
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 recommend anything different with this recipe?
I normally leave about 10 days in primary then put into polypin. What yeast are you using.

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

Post by Le beer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:26 am

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?

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

Post by Le beer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:37 am

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?

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

Post by Le beer » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:39 am

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?

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

Post by Dennis King » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:56 pm

I add dry hops to the fermenter for the last 2 days.

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