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Zythos IPA

256 calories 25 carbs
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Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.25 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.028 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (steeping grains only)
Source: BBJ
Calories: 256 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 25 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday September 18th 2012
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 28.6%
0.5 lb Cane Sugar0.5 lb Cane Sugar 46 0 4.8%
6 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light6 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light - (late addition) 35 4 57.1%
9.5 lb Total      
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 9.5%
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Zythos1 oz Zythos Hops Pellet 11 Boil 60 min 50.99 16.7%
1 oz Zythos1 oz Zythos Hops Pellet 11 Boil 15 min 25.3 16.7%
1 oz zythos1 oz zythos Hops Pellet 11 Boil 5 min 10.16 16.7%
1 oz Zythos1 oz Zythos Hops Pellet 11 Boil 0 min 16.7%
2 oz Zythos2 oz Zythos Hops Pellet 11 Dry Hop 10 days 33.3%
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
57 - 70 °F
Fermentation Temp:
65 °F
Pitch Rate:
Wyeast 1272 American Ale II
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
0 - 0 °F
Fermentation Temp:
65 °F
Pitch Rate:
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: cane sugar       Amount: 5 oz.      
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Target batch size 5 20  
Grain absorption losses (steep / mash) -0.13 -0.5  
Boil water added to kettle 5.98 23.9  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 0.27 1.1  
Starting boil volume 6.25 25  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (late additions) 0.51 2  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses -0.15 -0.6  
WARNING: Exceeded batch size - reduce boil size -0.11 -0.4  
WARNING: Kettle losses >2% detected which throw off OG calculation for extract/partial mash recipes in batch target 'fermentor' mode. Solution: Reduce kettle dead space, misc losses and hops absorption in equipment profile, OR set batch target to 'kettle' and do a full wort boil. See batch target FAQ.    
Total: 6.1 24.4

I have never used Zythos hops before, but thought I would give them a try as I received 6 oz. free from Williams Brewing.
Steeped crystal 40 at 155F for 25 min., then began boil. Bulk of extract was added as late addition.
I pitched onto half of the yeast cake from prior beer that I was bottling the same day. The yeast was one pack of Nottingham and one Wyeast 1272 Amer.Ale II.
Four weeks in primary, no secondary fermenter. Dry hopped with 2 oz. Zythos pellets for last 10 days. I just threw them in loose.
At bottling time the beer had a pleasant pineapple/citrus smell. Primed with 5 oz. of cane sugar.
Starting gravity was 1.073 and finished at 1.017
This was just a test of some zythos hops that I had and it turned out good, but not great. I would like a hoppier and less sweet beer so next time I will be making some changes. I will half the crystal and use something like magnum to bitter with and add some simcoe along with the zythos for flavor/aroma.
10 months later...this beer actually smoothed out and was pretty decent, too bad i was on my last bottle.

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