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funkstrman 01-18-2012 08:43 PM

Zeus hops substitution
I am looking at a clone recipe for Deschutes Red Chair that calls for Zeus bittering hops. My LHBS doesn't have any Zeus available, and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a replacement. Thanks!

funkstrman 01-18-2012 08:49 PM

byo.com says Columbus can be substituted. Anyone care to confirm this?

rexbanner 01-18-2012 08:51 PM

CTZ--Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus. It's the same hop.

funkstrman 01-18-2012 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by rexbanner (Post 3680098)
CTZ--Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus. It's the same hop.

Hmm, alright sounds good. I appreciate the response, thanks!

Greatlakeshops 01-27-2012 11:54 PM

Zeus and Columbus have the same brewing profile - or close enough to cause a lawsuit.
However, the plants are different. Columbus breaks dormancy a lot quicker and has green stems, while Zeus is a bit slower and has reddish coloring in the bines. I think the trade really messed up when they let these two meld into CTZ, because Columbus does better in the south and Zeus prefers the North. As far as brewing goes though; they are very similar:D

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