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#1 Gusso

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Posted 24 June 2022 - 02:37 PM

Or is it just Z-APA (I'll probably just go with Gusso's Garage Beer)? I brewed my first beer using Zappa hops yesterday. I used Lutra (dry) yeast and the gravity is down from 1.072 to 1.016 in 24 hours. I bittered with CZT (1 oz) for my 30 minute boil, followed by a WP with 1 oz of cascade and 2 oz of Zappa. I will DH with the same. I got a spicy, pepper sort of vibe from them when I weighed them out. The descriptions for Zappa are all over the map. We shall see how they work out soon.

#2 Gusso

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Posted 02 July 2022 - 08:06 AM

Just kegged this up. The sample has potential. I'll dive in deep on the 4th of July.

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Posted 02 July 2022 - 08:09 AM

it did have a different odor when I was resealing that one up.  since I was in a rush I didn't take my time to really evaluate it though.



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Posted 23 February 2023 - 09:42 AM

can I get a review on how this beer turned out?  I know it's been a while but hopefully you still remember. :cheers:


Edited by positiveContact, 23 February 2023 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2023 - 04:14 PM

I honestly don't remember the specifics. I just remember it being tasty but I think I would use a bit more next time.

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Posted 24 February 2023 - 04:59 AM

I honestly don't remember the specifics. I just remember it being tasty but I think I would use a bit more next time.

 

based on reviews this is a "love it or hate it" kind of hop.  apparently it's really intense based on the reviews.



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Posted 27 February 2023 - 04:39 AM

i heard Gregory Peckery likes this beer.

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Posted 28 February 2023 - 06:38 PM

i heard Gregory Peckery likes this beer.

A couple a quarts of beer will fix it so the intonation would not offend your ear

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Posted 08 July 2023 - 10:34 AM

How do you guys think this would be using lager yeast?

 

https://beerandbrewi...sh-session-ipa/

 

ALL-GRAIN

Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.047
FG: 1.010
IBUs: 38
ABV: 4.9%

MALT/GRAIN
9 lb (4.1 kg) two-row pale

HOPS & ADDITIONS SCHEDULE
0.6 oz (17 g) Zappa at 45 minutes [16 IBUs]
0.7 oz (20 g) Zappa at 15 minutes [10 IBUs]
0.7 oz (20 g) Zappa at 5 minutes [4 IBUs]
1.25 oz (35 g) Zappa at whirlpool [8 IBUs]
1.25 oz (35 g) Zappa at dry hop

YEAST
White Labs WLP001 California Ale


Edited by positiveContact, 08 July 2023 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2023 - 11:16 AM

How do you guys think this would be using lager yeast?

 

https://beerandbrewi...sh-session-ipa/

 

ALL-GRAIN

Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.047
FG: 1.010
IBUs: 38
ABV: 4.9%

MALT/GRAIN
9 lb (4.1 kg) two-row pale

HOPS & ADDITIONS SCHEDULE
0.6 oz (17 g) Zappa at 45 minutes [16 IBUs]
0.7 oz (20 g) Zappa at 15 minutes [10 IBUs]
0.7 oz (20 g) Zappa at 5 minutes [4 IBUs]
1.25 oz (35 g) Zappa at whirlpool [8 IBUs]
1.25 oz (35 g) Zappa at dry hop

YEAST
White Labs WLP001 California Ale

about the same as with 001



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Posted 09 July 2023 - 11:22 AM

about the same as with 001

 

that's what I was thinking as well and I'll have some fresh yeast to harvest soon.  I'm reading a lot of mixed reviews on these hops.  lots of people not liking them or maybe they are just really divisive.  I don't think I've ever had a beer made with them.



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Posted 21 July 2023 - 08:19 AM

The fwh addition didn't smell too crazy. I'm wondering if these aren't going to be as intense as advertised.

#13 Gusso

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Posted 21 July 2023 - 03:39 PM

I didn't find them too intense when I used them. But it was a while ago when I brewed with them and I only used a few ounces.

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Posted 21 July 2023 - 04:07 PM

I used 7oz between fwh, boil and hop stand. It actually didn't smell really hoppy but we'll see after it's done.

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Posted 21 July 2023 - 04:46 PM

I used 7oz between fwh, boil and hop stand. It actually didn't smell really hoppy but we'll see after it's done.

5 gallon batch?

Never mind. I saw your recipe.

Edited by Gusso, 21 July 2023 - 04:47 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2023 - 04:04 PM

just over the course of today I've tasted a lot of different things with this hop.  it's a weird one so I can see why it would work with something like Lutra.



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Posted 30 July 2023 - 04:36 AM

So weird but I swear I can still taste this hop this morning. And yes, I did brush my teeth last night lol!

Like I'm drinking coffee and I can taste Zappa. Wtf????

#18 Gusso

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Posted 30 July 2023 - 09:24 AM

Perhaps I'll try a Zappa SMaSH, too. I think it'll be higher OG(1070-ish) with most of the hops at WP and DH. We'll see, I do have some taps to fill.

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 07:09 AM

A year later but I'm doing another Zappa beer! It's been mashing for 90 minutes. Getting ready for a 30 minute boil.

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 10:10 AM

A year later but I'm doing another Zappa beer! It's been mashing for 90 minutes. Getting ready for a 30 minute boil.

Why the 90 min mash?




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