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Old 09-26-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Columbus Pale Ale recipe critique

Hey guys. So I had Avery's Hog Heaven a couple weeks ago and it's, in my opinion, the best beer I've ever had. I know they call it a barleywine, but it seemed more like an IPA to me. Anyway, I want to brew an all columbus pale ale to make something similar to Hog Heaven, but something I can drink a lot of without getting completely hammered. So here's the partial mash recipe I came up with:

7# 2-row
1# crystal 77
.75# golden light DME (added @ 10 min left in the boil)

1 oz. Columbus (20 min)
2 oz. Columbus (7 min)
1oz. Columbus (dry hop for 7 days)

Mash @ 149* for 60 min.

OG: 1.054
FG: 1.011
IBU: 40

I decided to completely leave out a 60 min. addition and just go with all late hop additions. I'm hoping to get some awesome flavor and aroma and a very smooth bitterness. Let me know what you think!

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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Columbus gives great aroma. I've heard mixed things about flavor additions. You might want to shift more of your hop additions to 5 minutes or less.

Also, a little bit of Columbus at the beginning of the boil could help with that smooth bitterness due to the low cohumulone content.
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