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Old 02-04-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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Just bought a pound of Columbus hops,I don't know why but they were really cheap does anyone have some recipe ideas,they would be much appreciated !!


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Old 02-04-2012, 03:05 AM   #2
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I got some too. I don't like them as flavor or aroma but I will be using them for bittering. Just calculate out the IBUs for any recipe that you want to make.


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Old 02-04-2012, 03:07 AM   #3
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Cool thanks I really didn't have any idea what to do with them
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:25 AM   #4
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Just bought a pound of Columbus hops,I don't know why but they were really cheap does anyone have some recipe ideas,they would be much appreciated !!
Use them to bitter and provide aroma in an IPA oR IIPA.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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i have columbus hops, and i agree. use them as bittering hops. they are too pungent for flavoring or aroma. they are great to bitter an english ipa or a special bitter. i also use them for other european beers meant to be bitter
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:18 PM   #6
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Plenty of good American style IPAs and Pale Ales use Columbus for flavoring and aroma additions. It can be quite dank and piney which isn't everyone's cup of tea. Personally, I think it provides a nice counter not to a lot of the citrus heavy hops.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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As others have mentioned, they work great for the bittering addition in any APA or IPA. Pick your favorite IPA grain base, use the Columbus for your bittering addition, and use your favorite citrus hops for your other additions.
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I kind of like them.

I did an all Columbus CA Common, and it was quite nice. Restraint in the aroma/flavor additions is important, it is very easy to push them too far. Paired with Cascade or another hop and they really round out nicely.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Look for my Wry Smile IPA recipe. Columbus for bittering and a boatload for dry hops.
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I used some Columbus when fresh as flavoring addition. 6 months later, the exact same recipe, not so great. They were stored in the freezer, repackaged in freezer bags & tried to get all the air out. They must not store well?


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