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Hopunions Zythos IPA - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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IPA lovers rejoice. This exclusive Brewmasters Series kit was designed by Will Harrison, Brewmaster for Hopunion's test brewery. Will also led the team that designed the unique Zythos hop blend for Hopunion. This is a MoreBeer! first in that the hops in the Brewmaster kit were actually designed by the Brewmaster. Wow.

The kit features the unique flavor of this new Zythos hop blend as it is only hop in the kit from start to finish. This recipe represents how Will brews his test batches at the Hopunion test brewery (small plug... brewery built by MoreBeer!) Will designs his beers in such a way to let the hops shine. That means base malt, just a bit of Crystal 40 malt and lots of hops, strategically inserted through out the boil as well as into the fermenter or keg for dry hopping.

Since this beer is all about showcasing this hop we caught up with Will and asked him for his description of the Zythos hop "I get lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes. The hop was blended to get a little of everything in one pellet. We went for citrus, tropical, pine, and spicy as the main flavors in that order. It also has some experimental varieties to make it more complex and interesting." Learn a little more about the Zythos Hop. Zythos Hops

Will Harrison studied at the OSU Food & Science Technology department with an emphasis in brewing. He became assistant and later head Brewmaster at the Wild Duck brewery. He then moved on to Hopunion where he has performed a variety of jobs including setting up their Hop Lab and helping start Alpha Analytics, a lab for breweries. He also designed and installed their test brewery (made by MoreBeer!) and is also involved in hop sales to Breweries. The test brewery was set up so that Hopunion employees and potential customers could actually taste hops in action. The brewery is also used to sort out and select hops from the experimental hop breeding programs that Hopunion is part of.



Estimated Original Gravity:1.072-10.75
SRM (Color Range: 8-12
IBU's: 65-70 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 7.2-7.8%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

 

Item # KIT163
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 12LBS
ABV %7.4
IBU68
SRM12
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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Awesome!
This was my first home brew since the 1980's. Great result. No off odors or flavors like the old days. Two of my trustworthy friends have stated this is the best home-brewed beer they have tasted! I used California Ale Yeast x 2 and temp controlled at 68F. Followed the recipe to the letter. Into keg at 12 psi for 12 days and then ready to go!! I highly recommend this recipe. Next I will try Drake's IPA Extract kit. Then I will try the brew in a bag technique for a summer brew of some sort.
April 3, 2017
Really easy to drink IPA
This brew has a great citrus sweet flavor and is really easy to drink anytime of the day .
July 22, 2015
nice kit
Tried Zythos IPA kit as first experience with MoreBeer and very happy with ingredients and outcome. Still drinking this tonight after 10 months and very flavorful.
May 5, 2015
Delicious!
My tastes have been leaning towards citrus forward IPAs, and this hits the nail on the head. You're not completely overwhelmed with grapefruit, and the pine notes take a step back. This is perfect, for me.

I like my "West Coast" commercial microbrew from San Diego slightly better still. However a 22 oz bottle of that is $5.99, plus tax, plus CRV. This Zythos is $1.72 per 22 oz, no tax, no CRV, plus the bragging rights of "I made this!", this kit is a no brainer even thought it is one of the higher priced kits. Well worth it!
January 31, 2015
Excellent IPA
To date, this is probably my favorite homebrew. It has great hop character, and just enough malt sweetness to provide a little balance. I would dare say that this recipe tastes better than several commercial IPAs I've tried. I definitely recommend it.
August 9, 2013
Excellent!
Very good, but hard to describe. Has more body and hop flavor than many IPA's, but not as much as an Imperial IPA. Definitely in my top five favorite IPA kits, that I make over and over.
May 31, 2013
A Delicious Citrus Bomb
I'm not a huge fan of IPA's..but this was great. Especially fresh, the citrus flavor of the hops was great, like drinking a beery grapefruit soda (it tasted better than that sounds) One note; be very careful with the hop sludge or you will clog all of your tubes and have to go to extreme measures to get to your beer.
May 29, 2013
Great high gravity IPA!
Great IPA! 18 days in Primary carboy, 12 more days in Secondary, 7.8% ABV, straight to keg. Shared several Ceramic-top bottles with friends, and all enjoyed it.
May 28, 2013
Really Good IPA
It's not super hoppy, I normally like my IPAs a little hoppyer then this, but the flavor is great. I love drinking these while sitting in the back yard.
May 17, 2013
Really good beer
Great taste, but mine came out a bit too malty, and hops were a bit subdued, but this was probably my fault as my first few batches came out this way.
May 15, 2013