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Old 06-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Both are around the same AA number. Can anyone tell me why to choose one over the other as a bittering hop?

FYI working on a Fathead's Head Hunter IPA recipe. They use Simcoe, Columbus and Cascade.



 
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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I would personally use Columbus to bitter, and use Simcoe later in the boil. Reason being, I feel that the unique flavor and aroma of Simcoe would be wasted if it was used for Bittering.


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Old 06-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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What he said!

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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Yep, I use Columbus to bitter in my APA & IPA's. Simcoe / Columbus is a great combo.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #5
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I love Columbus but I would bitter with it for the sole reason that it is much easier and less expensive to acquire. I only use my Simcoe for aroma and flavor.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:50 PM   #6
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I love Columbus but I would bitter with it for the sole reason that it is much easier and less expensive to acquire. I only use my Simcoe for aroma and flavor.
+1....Columbus is dirt cheap...I just bought a POUND for six dollars. Save the Simcoe for late hop additions or First Wort Hop with it. That way you will still get a ton of Simcoe flavor.


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