50g Columbus (CTZ) Hop Pellets
Columbus is an American hop variety that was first released in 1990. It’s a dual-purpose hop that’s often used for both bittering and aroma, and is known for its bold, resinous, and spicy character.
Alpha Acid: 14.7%
Crop Year: 2021
Origin: USA CTZ
Columbus hops are a versatile and popular hop variety that’s widely used in the brewing industry. They have a unique flavor profile that can be used in a wide range of beer styles.
Columbus hops have a bold and distinctive flavor profile that’s dominated by resinous, spicy, and earthy notes, with hints of citrus and floral character. They can add a bold and slightly bitter character to beers, and are well-suited to hop-forward styles.
Columbus hops have a strong and distinctive aroma that’s dominated by resinous, spicy, and earthy notes, with hints of citrus and floral character. The aroma of Columbus hops is one of their most distinctive and appealing qualities, and can be a major selling point for beers made with them.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Columbus hops are highly versatile and can be used in a wide range of beer styles. They’re particularly well-suited to American-style IPAs, pale ales, and stouts. They can also be used in other styles like porters, brown ales, and Belgian-style ales. Columbus hops can add a bold, refreshing, and slightly bitter character to any beer, and are especially well-suited to beers that are meant to be enjoyed on a cool winter evening.
While there are no direct substitutes for Columbus hops, there are several other hop varieties that can be used in their place. Some good options include Chinook, Centennial, and Zeus hops, all of which have similar spicy and earthy notes. Amarillo and Simcoe hops can also be used as substitutes in some cases, although they have a slightly different flavor profile. Ultimately, the best substitute for Columbus hops will depend on the specific recipe and the desired flavor profile.
Columbus American Pale Ale
This American Pale Ale showcases the citrusy and spicy characteristics of Columbus hops. The malt bill provides a clean and light backbone with notes of biscuit and bread crust, while the hop bitterness and flavor are assertive but well-balanced. A perfect beer to sip on a warm summer day.
Estimated ABV: 5.5%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.010
Colour: 8 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 65c
4.5 kg Pale Ale Malt
0.5 kg Vienna Malt
0.25 kg Carapils Malt
30 g Columbus hops at 60 minutes
15 g Columbus hops at 15 minutes
15 g Columbus hops at flameout
60 g Columbus hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @ 18c
Fermentis SafAle US-05 or Lallemand BRY-97
Note: This recipe assumes a batch size of 23L and a brewhouse efficiency of 70%. Adjust the amount of hops and grains accordingly if your equipment or efficiency is different.