I brewed a single hop Columbus IPA kit a few months back that came out absolutely stellar. Probably my favorite IPA I’ve brewed to date. I’m still extract brewing and used the LME that came with the kit. I used half of the LME for the full 60 min boil, and added the last half LME at 15 minutes left to keep the color a little lighter. It worked, but still a tad bit darker than I would have liked.
This time I am not ordering the kit, but am basically replicating the recipe using DME instead of LME to keep it a bit lighter in color. Since I am ordering the ingredients separately, I am going to have one ounce of Columbus pellet hops left over, and I refuse to waste hops, so my question is this:
Is dry hopping with 1oz of 15% Alpha Columbus worth the extra effort? I’m going to do it anyway, but was just curious if you all think it will make any noticeable difference in the aroma profile using such a small amount for an IPA dry hop addition.