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CPORT546 01-18-2013 01:49 AM

Zythos Ale (Zythos Hop Blend APA) - All Grain
 
Farmhouse had a sale on hops and I picked up 4oz of Zythos for under $4 and threw this together with what was in the pantry. After two weeks in the bottle its still a bit green but quite drinkinable even now. Thought I would share for anyone considering this hop blend.


Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
7 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 72.5 %
2 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 2 20.7 %
10.6 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 6.8 %

0.75 oz Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 34.7 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 5 -
1.00 oz Zythos [11.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 8.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Zythos [11.90 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 7 0.0 IBUs

1.0 pkg Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 8 -

2.00 oz Zythos [11.90 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 10.6 oz
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 12.07 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 3 steps (0.55gal, 2.41gal, 2.41gal) of 168.0 F water
Notes:
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CPORT546 01-18-2013 03:22 PM

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nutty_gnome 01-18-2013 03:41 PM

What did you think of the Zythos hops? Would you brew this again?

CPORT546 01-18-2013 09:53 PM

I would brew this again for sure very drinkable at two weeks, it might be a while because my brewing resolution this year is to explore pale ales so a lot of pale ales are planned first. I can't wait to see what it does with another couple weeks of aging. All around I think the hops give you a better complexity of aromas than you would get of a sing or double hop dry hop. I will be searching for a competition to send this off too and get a little more formal feedback.


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