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Old 07-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #11
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I think I bought some bad Simcoe last year. Every beer I made with them smelled like BO. Quite unpleasant....

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #12
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One big selling locally made IPA uses Simcoe. All I taste is grassy onions.

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #13
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damn im glad i can only taste smoky/burn flavors in my beer, i would definitively dump BO, onion and garbage beer, and with prices on simco i would be pissed

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #14
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have yet to use colombus as a late addition hop or dry hop in anything light. I did use 3 ounces to dry hop a giant imperial stout a while back but i can barely taste it.

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #15
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I LOVE Columbus...my Rye IPA has been described as a "Columbus delivery vehicle"! But that doesn't mean everyone has to like them. We each have subjective, personal tastes. Some people love Fuggles, for instance. I think they taste and smell like dirt and wouldn't have them anywhere near one of my beers. But that doesn't mean they're bad hops. OK, maybe they are....

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #16
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I love Columbus Hops as well. Great all purpose hop in my book. What makes them even better is that they are available everywhere and dirt cheap, double bonus!!

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #17
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This is what you people get for liking hoppy beers.

Enjoy your grassy onion trash.

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:15 PM   #18
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"This is what you people get for liking hoppy beers.

Enjoy your grassy onion trash."


HAHAHAHA! This coming from someone with multiple sour beers in their fermenters and bottles seems quite comical/ironic to me.

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #19
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I used up the last of my Simco and Amarillo a few weeks ago in a DFG 60 clone, so I am trying to come up with a more common variety to dry hop with. Split a cream ale into 3 batches and dry hopped one with Columbus, another with Chinook, and the third with Willamette. This was bottled today. Tasting the hydrometer samples, the Columbus was not good, the Chinook was OK, and the Willamette was pretty good. All three had Willamette for the 60 min and 30 min hop additions. I will let you know how they turned out in a few weeks.

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Old 07-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #20
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have yet to use colombus as a late addition hop or dry hop in anything light. I did use 3 ounces to dry hop a giant imperial stout a while back but i can barely taste it.
Last night I drank some ambers I made w/ just Columbus & Cascade. Awesome combination. Don't be afraid to try Columbus, they're great hops. Use caution with them Galenas, tho.
That being said, I'm actually really enjoying an IPA right now w/ tons of Galena late additions bottled over a month ago. Piney, for sure, not as much piss as I expected....whatever.
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