Originally Posted by lumpher
a pound of columbus at 3 minutes? wow... no other comments. just wow
I am glad you noticed. I will still do a 60 minute boil, but my only hop charge will be a pound of columbus starting at 3 minutes and getting all the hops in as fast as possible. I will then cut out the heat at 0 minutes and let the wort steep with the whole cone hops for 30 minutes until I activate the chiller.
I have been experimenting with columbus for the last 6 months at various times in the boil I have found to act very similar to summit. Good in small amounts for bittering. Terrible for FWH and flavoring(if used by itself) due to onion/garlic flavors. If you use it in large amounts late in the boil you get the flavors you need....IMO