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Old 04-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Zythos blend as a bittering hop

I wanted to make an APA and was curious what people were thinking about the Zythos blend.

On hand, I have 4 oz of the Zythos blend, 1 oz of Simcoe, and 1 oz of Sorachi Ace. I'm probably only going to do a 3 gallon batch, so I'll have enough hops to cover it, but I certainly don't want to use Simcoe or Sorachi to bitter. Anyone have any comments on their experience using Zythos as a bittering hop?


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Old 04-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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I wanted to make an APA and was curious what people were thinking about the Zythos blend.

On hand, I have 4 oz of the Zythos blend, 1 oz of Simcoe, and 1 oz of Sorachi Ace. I'm probably only going to do a 3 gallon batch, so I'll have enough hops to cover it, but I certainly don't want to use Simcoe or Sorachi to bitter. Anyone have any comments on their experience using Zythos as a bittering hop?
I've only used as a late flavor/aroma addition and have been very happy with it.


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Old 04-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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I think you're going the wrong way. Sorachi Ace and Simcoe are both dual purpose hops. Zythos is a blend specifically designed for flavor and aroma.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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While I don't see why you couldn't use it, I still wouldn't, as it seems like a waste to me of what supposed to be an excellent aroma/flavor hop. If it were my beer, I'd get something cheap like Warrior and bitter with it.... But then again, it's your beer.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Given what he has available, I say go for it. Simcoe and Sorachi Ace are harder to come by.


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