Homebrew: Galaxy IPA

I just started using BeerSmith software to design my beer recipes, and one of the features I appreciate is the ability to export my recipes in BeerXML format. After some digging around, I found Derek Springer’s BeerXML Shortcode plugin (v. 0.1.1) for WordPress. It seems to work fine, but I may have to dig into the code to modify the display, both styles and fields. For example, I’d rather display measured rather than estimated gravities.

Here’s my last homebrew of 2012, an American IPA with Galaxy hops for flavor and aroma. Galaxy is a high alpha, dual purpose hop from Australia with a citrus/passionfruit aroma. “Dual purpose” means that it is good for both bittering and aroma, although in this case I used Warrior for bittering and Galaxy for aroma.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 83.4 IBUs 5.6 SRM 1.062 SG 1.014 SG 6.4 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American IPA 14 B 1.056 - 1.075 1.01 - 1.018 40 - 70 6 - 15 2.2 - 2.7 5.5 - 7.5 %


Name Amount %
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 10 lbs 83.33
Munich Malt - 10L 1 lbs 8.33
Cara-Pils/Dextrine 0.5 lbs 4.17
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L 0.5 lbs 4.17


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Warrior 1 oz 60 min First Wort Pellet 16.7
Cascade 1 oz 20 min Boil Pellet 6.9
Galaxy 1 oz 5 min Boil Pellet 14
Galaxy 1 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 14


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
California Ale (WLP001) White Labs 77% 68°F - 73°F

BeerXML file for Galaxy IPA

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