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Offline David Bourassa

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Zappa hop how to brew with it
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:30:53 PM »
Hi,

I have been able to get 8 oz of Zappa hop. Any recommandation brew with it and make sur i got the best of it?

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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2020, 03:58:19 PM »
Brewing Application: Aroma, whirlpool, and dry hopping for any hop- or complementary fruit-forward style: hazy or milkshake IPA, fruited sour, pale ale, American strong ale, and wild or mixed-fermentation beers.

This os from the BSG website.
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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2020, 06:46:25 PM »
I've also got 8 Oz. AA is in the low 3.x range. As rburrelli says, I plan on using it late in a 5 gallon batch. 2 oz at 5 min. 2 oz. in the whirlpool/steep, 4 oz. For dry hops. I've got some Apollo for the bittering, just takes a little of that high AA hop @60.
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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 09:21:22 PM »
I had an IPA made with those hops. Really, really weird. I see its chances of commercial viability somewhere around jarrylo.
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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 02:58:48 AM »
I had an IPA made with those hops. Really, really weird. I see its chances of commercial viability somewhere around jarrylo.

Sierra Nevada made a beer with it, was that it?
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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 10:08:48 PM »
I made a couple Zappa brews last year. It definitely has a earthy/rustic quality. I wouldn't use it for a bitter addition as it's bit harsh in that area.
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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 03:41:59 AM »
I had an IPA made with those hops. Really, really weird. I see its chances of commercial viability somewhere around jarrylo.

Sierra Nevada made a beer with it, was that it?

No it was from Weldwerks here in Colorado.

It has a savory flavor, even moreso than sorachi ace, and kind of rough like many of the neomexicanus varieties. I could see it working tucked into a big blend in a hazy IPA but as a dominant hop component it is just weird.
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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 01:25:40 PM »
Every time I hear the term Zappa Hops, I think of "Look out where the huskies go. Don't you eat that yellow snow!".  Great Googaly Moogaly!

Sorry for the bad humor!  Got carried away!  :D

Let us know how your brew with that variety turns out.
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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 03:38:50 PM »
I thought that when this first popped up, too! 


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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 03:44:02 PM »
I thought that when this first popped up, too! 


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Re: Zappa hop how to brew with it
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 12:53:31 PM »
I thought that when this first popped up, too! 


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