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What it does :
Columbus hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. This hop can also be used for dry-hopping additions. You can use Columbus hops to make the following beer styles: American Pale Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Brown Ale, Imperial India Pale Ale, Imperial Red Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout. Substitutes for Columbus hops include: Centennial, Tomahawk, Zeus.
What it is:
The Columbus hop is a super-alpha, North American-bred variety and is very similar to the Centennial variety. It is also similar in character to the Tomahawk and Zeus hop varieties, and therefore is known as one of the CTZ hops. The pedigree of the Columbus hop is suspected to include the Brewer's Gold variety. Columbus hops have a pleasant but very strong aroma, that includes sharp herbal notes. This aroma is in addition to this hop's strong bittering qualities.
Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:
The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.
Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Columbus hops in your next homebrew recipe.
In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:
Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).
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