Admiral UK Hops (Pellets)

High alpha, alternative to Target.

Less harsh with pleasant hoppy character

English Admiral

Bred at Wye College in England, granddaughter of Wye Challenger.

Characteristics

Aroma: Used for it's bittering potential; Displays a typical English aroma.

Cone Structure: Small compact cones

Lupulin: Plentiful

Growth & Harvest Information

Growth Habit: Vigorous and untidy

Maturity: Mid-late season

Yield: 1,450 - 2,100 kg./ha. or 1,300 - 1,900 lb./ac.

Pickability: Easy to pick.

Drying and Baling: No problems.

Storageability: Good

Disease Reaction: Tolerant to Verticillium wilt, resistant to downy mildew, susceptible to powdery mildew.

Acid Composition

Alpha Acid: 13.0 - 16.0% w/w

Beta Acids: 4.8 - 6.1% w/w

Co-Humulone: 37 - 45% of alpha acids

Oil Composition

Total Oil: 1.0 - 1.7 mls/100 grams

Myrcene: 39- 48% of whole oil

Humulene: 23 -26% of whole oil

Caryophyllene: 6.8 - 7.2% of whole oil

Farnesene: 1.8 - 2.2% of whole oil

General Trade Perception

Looks to be good replacement for high alpha and dual purpose hops for brewing; Admiral is seen as a replacement to Wye Target.

Other Information

Being grown for its high cropping and alpha yield.

Information source: Joh. Barth & Sohn