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Old 04-06-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Im thinking of doing a simple IPA with Columbus and simcoe hops. Anyone like or dislike this combination?
I usually use Centennial, Amarillo, and cascade in my beers, and wanted to try something different.

5.25 gallons
1.067 OG
7.5 SRM
75 IBU's

Cali Ale yeast 001 from a local brewery

12 lbs. GW 2-row
3/4 lb. Crystal 40
1/2 lb. wheat

1.1 ounce Columbus, 60 min
.7 oz simcoe, 15 min
.5 oz Columbus, 15 min
.7 oz simcoe, 0 min
.7 oz Columbus, 0 min
1 oz Columbus Dry Hop 7 days
.5 oz Simcoe Dry Hop 7 days


Let me know what you think!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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Looks good to me. I'd think the earthy and spicy notes of the Columbus should go well with the pine/citrus in Simcoe. I haven't used Columbus as a dryhop before, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work!
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That looks great. The Columbus is nice for dry hopping, it is very resinous.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:56 AM   #4
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Looks good to me. I'd think the earthy and spicy notes of the Columbus should go well with the pine/citrus in Simcoe. I haven't used Columbus as a dryhop before, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work!
You just described exactly what I was going for... Eatrhy spice, with some pine and citrus!
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:07 AM   #5
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They're fantastic together. Nice move using yeast from your local, I always get a better result when my local brewery gives me a jar of super-hungry yeast.
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They're fantastic together. Nice move using yeast from your local, I always get a better result when my local brewery gives me a jar of super-hungry yeast.
Brewery yeast is the best! Its almost 100% viable, I get tons of it, and the best part is, its free!
They pull the yeast right off the cone of the fermenters for me, its alive and kicking! Last batch I did I had activity in the carboy in less than 2 hours.

Im brewing my house pale ale tomorrow with yeast im getting from them today!
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Bumping an old thread. Going for a similar beer soon, anyone brew this recently?
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Its a great combination... I think Green Flash West Coast IPA is mainly Columbus and Simcoe and thats a great beer
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