Originally Posted by MEPNew2Brew
I have a pound of Zythos hops blend along with some Amarillo, Columbus, Citra, Centennial and Simcoe.
I am brewing an IPA, mostly 2 - row, a bit of Vienna and a bit of C-20.
I'd like to start using the Zythos. I prefer not to do a single hop brew.
I would appreciate suggestions on what hop combos, based around Zythos, would work well. I understand that Zythos is a blend and may be usable by itself. But, I'd rather not gamble an entire batch of IPA on a hop that I don't really know anything about.
I hear Centennial and Zythos are pretty good together, Although the beers I've had have had the added extra of US Cascade in there...
normally on IPA's I do a similar grain bill
I'd bitter with Columbus
Then nice hefty additions at 10 and 0, for me my IPA's have improved with a larger addition than the 10 min one, and do the same dryhop addition at the very least. Another tip I've been given (not tried it yet) is to add another flameout addition. Something like this, would probably be quite nice....
Columbus - 60 Min 0.75oz or more depending on your OG etc.
centennial/zythos - 10 min 1oz each
centennial/zythos - 10 min 1.5oz each Minimum
An as mention if your feel like it either Simcoe or Citra would go nicely with another 1oz at F/O
then dryhop 1.5-2 oz of each zythos and centnnial for probably 3-5 days.
thats my opinion.