I just picked up grain for my next batch, and grabbed a couple ounces of Columbus. I already have plenty of hops in the freezer that I will be using, but wanted to add some columbus to tweak my rye IPA recipe.
Looking at the columbus packets, I see them listed as "4.4% "
Since when was Columbus hops that low in alpha acids? Shop owner tried telling me "thats an average ,typically it changes every year /harvest"
I know it changes, but also know Columbus is typically up over 10%
Did I get some questionable hops? This LHBS has been getting me quality ingredients for a while.