Hops

Cascade Hops

alpha acid: 9.5-11.5% / beta acid: 4.0-5.0%

Cascade is an aroma-type cultivar which originated as the first commercial hop from the USDA-ARS breeding program. It was bred in 1956 but not released for cultivation until 1972. It reached its peak in 1975 when it produced 13.3% of the total American crop. It was obtained by crossing an English Fuggle with a male plant with a Fuggle male plant.

Centennial Hops

alpha acid: 9.5-11.5% / beta acid: 4.0-5.0%

Centennial is an aroma-type cultivar, bred in 1974 and released in 1990. The genetic composition is 3/4 Brewers Gold, 3/32 Fuggle, 1/16 East Kent Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 1/16 unknown. Described by some as a “Super Cascade”. Some even use it for aroma as well as bittering. Bitterness is quite clean and can have floral notes depending on the boil time.

Chinook Hops

alpha acid: 12.0-14.0% / beta acid: 3.0-4.0%
Chinook is a bittering variety with aroma characteristics released in May, 1985. A high alpha acid hop with a wonderful herbal, almost smoky character when used as an aromatic during the last few minutes of the boil when dry hoping.

Mt Hood Hops

alpha acid: 4.0-6.0% / beta acid: 5.0-7.5%

Mt. Hood is a triploid aroma-type cultivar, the 1983 result of a cross between the colchicine – induced tetraploid female Hallertau mf (USDA 21397) and the USDA 19058M, male plant. It is a half-sister to Ultra, Liberty and Crystal. A good choice for lagers.

Zeus / CTZ Hops

alpha acid: 13.0-17.0% / beta acid: 4.5-6.5%

A super high alpha American hybrid very similar to Columbus. (Like lawsuit similar!) Alpha acids reported as high as 20%. Cones have high lupulin content and makes a “heady” IPA. A high powered hop with good aroma and bittering. Brews similar to Columbus but has larger, looser cone sets.

Saaz Hops

alpha acid: 1.0%-3.0% / beta acid: 7.0-8.0%

Saaz is the traditional noble hop for true pilsner beer. Saaz is famous for its spicy, clean bitterness. Saaz is a “noble” variety of hops. It was named after the Czech city of Žatec (German: Saaz). This hop is used extensively in Bohemia to flavor beer styles such as the Czech pilsener.

Fuggle Hops

alpha acid: 3.8-5.5% / beta acid: 1.5-2.0%

Fuggle is an aroma-type cultivar selected in England as a chance seedling in 1861. It reached its peak in the U.K. in 1949 when 78% of the English crops were grown as Fuggle.

Brewer’s Gold Hops

alpha acid: 5.0-9.0% / beta acid: 2.5-3.5%

Spicy, fruity characteristics, hints of black currant. Brewer’s Gold is a British bittering hop developed in 1919. Both Brewer’s Gold and Bullion are seedlings of BB1 (found wild in Manitoba).

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