(HPP210) The US Columbus hop was primarily bred for its insanely high alpha acid content. But more recently, it has become widely used for both bittering and aroma. US Columbus hops will add a well structured bitterness to a beer. Its flavor is very clean with some rich, woody overtones, topped off with a touch a citrus. The aroma is deep and earthy with some spiciness. As you might have guessed by now, the US Columbus hop is a big hop that can handle big beers. It is continuously used in American IPAs and American Pale Ales. You will also find it called for in many American Stout and Barley Wine beer recipes. And don't be surprised if you find US Columbus hops pulling double-duty as a dry hop. The best substitutes for this hop would be US Tomahawk and US Zeus which are both said to be identical, but beyond these US Nugget or US Chinook would make reasonable substitution.
- Alpha Acid 14-16%
- Sometimes referred to as the big beer hop
- Big Alpha hop that works well for bittering and finishing
Q James (White Oak, NC)
Are your pelletized hops compressed, leaf hops?
These are fresh leaf hops that have been shredded, cleaned of seeds, etc, then pulverized and compressed into the pellets. This is the most common way hops are processed and sold. More hop resin is extracted and exposed this way, which creates more efficiency. Pelletized hops also stay fresher longer in this form as well.
Q Russ (Palm Bay, FL)
How long will your hops stay fresh after I receive them and what is the best way to store them.
Our pelletized hops are sealed in oxygen-barrier plastic bags along with nitrogen gas. This keeps the hop pellets very stable and fresh while in storage. If the hop pellets are stored at room-temperature, we do not recommend buying more than you can use in a year`s time, but if stored in a refrigerator or similar, the hop pellets should stay fresh for up to two years if un-opened.
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