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What it does :
Galena hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. You can use Galena hops to make the following beer styles: American Brown Ale, American Pale Ale, Bitter, Extra Special Bitter, Golden Ale, Holiday Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Imperial Stout, India Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Porter, Stout, Wheat Beer. Substitutes for Galena hops include: Brewer's Gold, Columbus, Nugget, Tomahawk, Zeus.
What it is:
The Galena hop variety is a popular, versatile, high alpha acid derivative of Brewer's Gold. Galena variety hops bring a cleanly strong bittering quality, while also have a slightly floral amd citrusy flavor and aroma.
Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:
The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.
Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Galena hops in your next homebrew recipe.
In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:
Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).
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Hop Alpha Acid Loss