Well? Columbus vs. Northern Brewer
So I'm going to try a 1-gallon batch of Grapefruit Honey Ale (as per the Brooklyn Brew Shop recipe)
For a 1-gallon batch I use .1 oz of Columbus for bittering. My LHBS sells hops in two oz. packages so I would put away 1.9 oz stored for future purposes. Or I could use .15 oz of the Northern Brewer that I already put away for future purposes one or two batches ago.
Maybe I'll use up the Columbus soon. Maybe I won't. I am definitely *not* the kind of guy who can plan ahead with ingredients.
So the question is, is columbus so distinctive that I really want it, or is hops is hops (especially bittering hops)?