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Old 02-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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I thought I was ready to go, but I am a bit short on my hops. Hop schedule is as follows:

.25 oz Columbus 60 min
.50 oz Columbus 20 min
.75 oz Cascade 10 min
.75 oz Centennial 10 min
1.00 oz Cascade 0 min
1.00 oz Centennial 0 min


I am new to this hobby and I don't have the knowledge of hops that I hope to one day....just following recipes.

The hops that they say to sub in for Columbus are: Chinook, N. Brewer, Nugget, U.K. Target

......guess what??? I don't have any of those either!!!

Here is what I have extra of:
US Golding
US Saaz

Anyone with a creative fix please chime in.......much thanks in advance!!!


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Old 02-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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I would probably sub in the Simcoe for the bittering addition.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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I'd use magnum for the 60min and save the .5oz of Columbus for 20min.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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They may not be a substitute but either Centennial or Simcoe would go good with cascade.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:56 PM   #5
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Centennial should work.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by cadillacandy View Post
I'd use magnum for the 60min and save the .5oz of Columbus for 20min.
I second this because you are not going to get much if any flavor or aroma from the 60 min addition. I would personally try to find a hop that has the closest alpha acid percentage to your Columbus so of doesn't add much more or any more bitterness.

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #7
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Magnum, all the way. That's its forte - smooth bittering. Simcoe would work but I'd save it for a late addition.

Assuming 16%AA Columbus
Assuming 13%AA Magnum

I'd up the magnum to 0.30 oz instead of 0.25

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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I use magnum the most for bittering hops. Pretty high AAU, neutral "clean" flavor, and inexpensive.

I'd definitely sub the magnum for the bittering. It'll be great!
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #9
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Magnum it is!!! Thanks to brew!!!

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