More Beer’s “Zythos IPA”

This is the first brew that we have used our new fermentation chamber.  We took an old mini fridge, did an override to the cooler so that it could rise the temp up to about 65F. Then placed the carboy inside with the blow out tube and shut the door. It seems to be working out quite well!

For this recipe, the fermentation chamber is set at 61F.

Style Information

Name: B2
Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Category: IPA
Type: Ale
OG: 1.072 - 1.075
Bitternes: 65 - 70
Color: 11 - 13

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Light Malt 9lbs Last 10 min of boil
Dried Malt 1lb Last 10 min of boil
Maltodextrin 4oz Last 10 min of boil
Corn Sugar 2oz Priming sugar used at bottling. Boil 2 cups of water with sugar for 5 minutes.
Crystal 40L 8oz Use a grain bag and steep to 170F. Remove and discard.


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Zythos 1.00 10.9% 10.9 60 Bittering hops, boil for 60 minutes
Zythos 1.00 10.9% 10.9 20 Bittering hops, boil for 20 minutes.
Zythos 1.00 10.9% 10.9 5 Bittering hops, boil for 5 minutes.
Zythos 2.00 10.9% 21.8 1 Bittering hops, boil the last 1 minute of the boil.
Zythos 2.00 10.9% 21.8 dry Dry hops, added at second fermentation for 7days.
sorache Ace 1.00 11% 11 7 days Dry hops, added at secondary for 7 days
0% 0 minutes


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
This recipe calls for Whirlfloc, which we forgot.... oops.


Name Amount Notes
WLP001- White Labs California Ale 1 Added to priming sugar. Started 48 hours before brew day.


Amount: 6gal
Water Description: filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5ga


Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
72 hrs 61-65 F carboy
3 wks 72-75 F Carboy


Estimated OG: 1.072
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 7.90%
Actual OG: 1.072
Actual FG: 1.012
Actual ABV: 7.90%
Bitterness: 35 IBU
Estimated Color: 10 SRM
Carbonation: 2.2 volumes

Tasting notes

Floral, tropical nose.Clean, medium bitterness.Finishes very hoppy, but not bitter. 7.5 ABV very inconspicuous, tastes more like 5. Very refreshing, smooth mouth-feel. The Zythos hop produce a fruit like, almost mango flavor. Excellent example of an alternative to Northwest style IPA.

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2 Responses to More Beer’s “Zythos IPA”

  1. PJ says:

    Do you have more info on your fermentation chamber? It looks like you used an old red bull fridge and I was just curious if that was the case. I like how compact it is.

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