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What it does :
Zeus hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. This hop can also be used for dry-hopping additions. You can use Zeus hops to make the following beer styles: Barley Wine, Imperial Brown Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Imperial Red Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Stout. Substitutes for Zeus hops include: Columbus, Tomahawk.
What it is:
The Zeus hop variety is cultivated in the Pacific Northwest. It is similar in character to the Columbus and Tomahawk hop varieties, and therefore known as one of the CTZ hops. However, it is genetically distinct. The pedigree of the Columbus hop is suspected to include the Brewer's Gold variety. The Zeus hop variety has strong bittering capabilities but is also a pleasantly aromatic hop.
Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:
The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.
Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Zeus hops in your next homebrew recipe.
In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:
Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).
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Hop Alpha Acid Loss