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Denny, I have a wry smile question for you

So I want to brew your beer this weekend. However I don’t have columbus hops. So I am sure it would be much much better with your original recipe, but I really want to use what I have on hand.

I have the mt hood. So no problem there, but I need to sub the two columbus additions. I have the following on hand for american bittering hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Magnum.

I was thinking of subbing magnum for the 60min addition. So that I will have a clean bitterness and then Chinook for the columbus dry hop addition. For what I have, is that would you would do? Or can you suggest I use one of the other hops I have on hand.


Recipe : DC’s Rye IPA

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (GAL): 5.00 Wort Size (GAL): 5.00
Total Grain (LBS): 16.25
Anticipated OG: 1.073 Plato: 17.8
Anticipated SRM: 12.2
Anticipated IBU: 75.1
Brewhouse Efficiency: 73 %
Wort Boil Time: 70 Minutes


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM

67.7 11.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
18.5 3.00 lbs. Rye Malt America 1.030 4
7.7 1.25 lbs. Crystal 60L America 1.034 60
3.1 0.50 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2
3.1 0.50 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time

1.00 oz. Mt. Hood Whole 4.90 15.0 FWH
1.00 oz. Columbus Whole 17.80 54.4 60 min.
0.50 oz. Mt. Hood Whole 4.90 5.7 30 min.
1.50 oz. Mt. Hood Whole 4.90 0.0 0 min.
1.00 oz. Columbus Whole 15.00 0.0 Dry Hop


Amount Name Type Time

1.00 Tsp Irish Moss Fining 15 Min.(boil)
1.00 Tsp Gypsum Other 60 Min.(boil) add to the boil, not the mash

Definitely not Magnum for bittering…way to smooth and mellow. The beer should slap you in the face with the bitterness. As to other subs, all I can say is that without Columbus you’re making a very different beer.

If you have to use what you have on hand, I would mix equal parts Chinook and Centennial for a Columbus sub, maybe throw in a little Cascade for the bittering addition, too (it adds a nice harsh component).

Kinda assumed that. Thanks.

Thanks. I think this is what I will do. Or may just wait until I order the hops. Feels wrong not doing his recipe right.

Didn’t want to wreck your recipe. So I ordered some columbus. Got a lb of columbus and nugget for 6.99 a piece. Can’t beat that.

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