Galaxy Rider | Double Dry Hopped IPA 5.9%

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This has been a big hit so I’m brewing it for Jay and Kristie’s wedding (ice climbing friends). This is the third time brewing Galaxy Rider (original name was Road to Columbus) and this time I changed it slightly by increasing the Carmel 20 malt slightly.  I also upped my batch size from 11 gallons to 12 gallons and moved the first hop addition to slightly later in the boil to reduce IBUs (also kept these at 1ozs versus moving up to the adjust amount).  IBUs should drop from 52 to 41.

Grain Bill

20lbs 13.2ozs Pale 2 row malt
2lbs 2.9ozs Cara Pils / Dextrine malt
2lbs 2.9ozs White Wheat malt
2lbs 2.9ozs Caramel 20L malt
1oz each Columbus & Galaxy hops @ 20mins
1oz each Columbus & Galaxy hops @ 10mins
3.27oz each Columbus & Galaxy dry hopped @ 2 days into fermentation
3.27oz each Columbus & Galaxy dry hopped @ secondary (I do not switch tanks as I use SS Unitanks)
4 packs of Juice Imperial Yeast (6 billion cells).

Water

I added used the same water adjustments even though I was slightly larger batch 3g gypsum, 7g calcium chloride and 8g epsom salt.

Inspiration

Has been a big hit so it is time to brew it again.

Brew Notes

I made a number of changes:

  • Increased the Carmel 20 malt slightly.
  • Batch size from 11 gallons to 12 gallons.
  • Moved the first hop addition to slightly later in the boil to reduce IBUs (also kept these at 1ozs versus moving up to the adjust amount) which should drop the IBUs from 52 to 41.
  • THE BIGGEST CHANGE was modifying the mash ratio from 1.25 to 1.4.  The mash is really thin, way thinner than anything else I have ever done.  I suspect this will increase my Brew House efficiency which I have at 68% (initial brews were calculated at 72%).  Therefore I suspect the ABV to be higher than calculated.

Added 2ml lactic acid to mash to bring PH to 5.3.  Added 5ml lactic acid to HLT to bring PH down around 5.

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