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CTZ Pellet Hops

CTZ Pellet Hops

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"CTZ" stands for Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. These three hop varietals are nearly indistinguishable from one another despite going by different names. CTZ hops have earthy and spicy characteristics that make it an ideal bittering hop for many styles including IPAs, Stouts, and even Lagers. Its Alpha Acids clock in between 14-16%, which contributes an impressive bite. Some undertones of oranges and grapefruit can be achieved in the aroma with later hop additions, but CTZ is not typically used in SMaSH beers.

Aroma: Earthy, spicy, pungent, with some citrus overtones. Not overwhelmingly citrus like Cascade

Typical Usage: Again, another dual purpose hop.
Beer Styles: American pales and IPA. Bittering for American stouts and lagers.

Pedigree Nugget daughter
Alpha Acid: 14% to 16%
Beta Acids 4.5 - 5.0 %
Cohumulone 28 - 32 % of alpha acids
Total Oil 2.5 - 3.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 50 - 60 % of total oil
Humulene 12 - 18 % of total oil
Caryophyllene 9 - 11 % of total oil
Farnesene < 1 % of total oil

EXAMPLES OF BEERS BREWED WITH CTZ HOPS

Brewers at Langunitas  use CTZ, Willamette, and Cascade hops together to achieve an ancient style beer.

Langunitas IPA - Langunitas Brewing 

Brewers at Cascade Lakes use Citra, Mosaic, Azacca, and CTZ hops together to achieve a smooth hazy that combines juicy and piney.

Hazy IPA - Cascade Lakes Brewing 

Brewers at pFriem use Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Warrior, Nelson Sauvin, and CTZ hops together to achieve a tropical fruit seasonal IPA.

Dank IPA - pFriem Brewing 

 CTZ HOP SUBSTITUTIONS 

CTZ is dank and pungent, as how some would describe it. Its high alpha acid composition makes for a perfect bitter hop and great for stouts. Chinook, Nugget, and Warrior carry a lot of the same characteristics making them the perfect substitutions for CTZ.

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