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Old 04-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Zeus Centennial IPA - your thoughts?

I was hoping for a little input on this fairly simple IPA recipe:

Tsimshian Indian Pale Ale

8.0 lbs Pale Malt Extract
1.0 lb Crystal 40 L

1.25 oz Zeus [16.4%] 60 min
.5 oz Centennial [9%] 15min
.5 oz Centennial [9%] 10 min
.5 oz Centennial [9%] 5 min
1 oz Centennial [9%] at flameout.

1 oz Centennial (pellet) [9.5%] dry hop

1 package of Nottingham

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I ran it through Beer Calculus and it spit out this:
OG - 1.063
FG - 1.016
IBU - 56

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One of the questions I had was do you think it requires a 2nd package of Nottingham. It's not *that* big a beer but I'm interested to hear what others have to say.


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Old 04-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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1 pack of notty'll do ya.. no need to waste it


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Old 04-05-2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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I have never used Zeus, but most of the flavor and aroma will be boiled off in 60 minutes. What calculation did you do to come up with 56BU's? I come up with more like 80 in Beersmith. I personally shoot for 1.1 or 1.2 BU:GU, you (by my calculations) are close to 1.3. Looks pretty much in line for a lot of the IPA recipes I have seen. I do love lots of Centennial.

+1 on one pack of Nottingham. Keep the temps cool and it will be very good. Go for it and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 04-05-2009, 02:01 AM   #4
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I have never used Zeus, but most of the flavor and aroma will be boiled off in 60 minutes. What calculation did you do to come up with 56BU's? I come up with more like 80 in Beersmith. I personally shoot for 1.1 or 1.2 BU:GU, you (by my calculations) are close to 1.3.
I used Beer Calculus to come up with the numbers. Here is the recipe link: hopville . "Tsimshian IPA" American IPA Recipe

If someone wants to run it through their own software, gets different #s then please let me know. I do use the numbers to guide my ingredients.

The Zeus was just the high AA that my LHBS suggested for the IPA.
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I think I am going to get some Zeus today in Louisville... try it out. It is like 17AA...
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I would add more Zeus in a late addition. I have used this combo before and it works well.
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Two thumbs up... not far off from a beer I make on a regular basis.

Zeus is good stuff! It goes well with most other American IPA hop-types.
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I would add more Zeus in a late addition. I have used this combo before and it works well.
this is an interesting idea. Why would you suggest this. I was thinking I wanted to keep the hop profile pretty simple by keeping the aroma hops by using one style.

On a similar note I wanted to know what kind of effect dropping the post boil hops from 1 oz to .5 oz would have. I'm just wondering if it would be pretty negligible considering i'll be dry hopping with an oz.
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I wouldnt worry much about the flameout hops much... you are dry hopping anyway. No worries.
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I just bottled and IPA that I made using Zeus, Centennial, and Amarillo. I'll let you know how it turns out in a couple weeks.


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