Hop Substitution

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  1. Craigerrr

    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    Would Zythos be a good substitute for Simcoe?

    I have about 7lbs of hops in stock, but no Simcoe. Recipe for my black IPA below. I have lots of Zythos, centennial, cascade, Chinook, Citra, and northern brewer on hand.

    On an aside note, thinking of changing the 10 minute additions to Whirlpool additions too.

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/723308/back-in-black-ipa
     
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    Charts say that Simcoe is a sub for Zythos but not the other way around. The charts also say that Amarillo is a sub for Zythos and I don't think Simcoe and Amarillo bear much resemblance at all.
    I don't prefer a lot of tropical notes with Black IPA flavor profile, personally. The Simcoe is more subtle in it's tropical flavors than some and gives a good piney dank quality to offset the impression of sweetness. Without it, I'd be wary of going too "juicy" with the substitution hops. By the descriptors Zythos will do nicely if you want to try it.
    I've had some of my best results subbing new hop combinations in recipes that I thought were pretty perfect. Be bold! ;)
     
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