Hop Columbus (Tomahawk) (US) in pelletsT90 in 5 kg bag - Generally used for main copper hop in the form of extracts and pellets because of the
exceedingly high alpha. Has shown to be very aromatic as late hops in cask ales. Used in US
IPA, US Pale Ale, Stout, Barley Wine, Lager.
ORIGIN / HISTORY
US origin. Columbus, Tomahawk and Zeus, the three hop varieties with very high alpha
properties, were all produced at the same time and sold to different grower groups. Since then
it has been proven that Columbus and Tomahawk are the same variety (by gas chromatograph)
and Zeus is so similar that it is indistinguishable from the other two in the finished product!
These hops have taken the USA by storm and the acreage of all other US varieties seems to be
suffering because of it. They are all labeled as Super High Alpha.
High yielding and high alpha with generally good resistance to all pests and disease although
showing signs of susceptibility to powdery mildew.
Alpha Acids 13 – 18% w/w
Beta Acids 4.5 – 5.5% w/w
Cohumulone 30 - 35% of alpha acids
Total Oil 1.5 – 2.0 mls/100 grams
Caryophyllene 8 - 12% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil
Humulene 15 - 25% of whole oil
Myrcene 25 - 45% of whole oil Type Leaf Hops
Possible Substitutions: Nugget, Simcoe, Chinook