Cascade (AUS) Hops Pellets

The resultant aroma is of medium strength and very distinct. It has a pleasant, flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic. The hop is good for both flavor and aroma uses. It can also be used for bittering effectively, and can be used to make any ales, and indeed is characteristic of American Pale Ales; used in some Lagers.

Australian/Tasmanian Variety

A variety of Cascade has been propagated in Tasmania, Australia. It has similar resultant characteristics to the US variety. The Tasmanian variety contains less myrcene oil and more humulene oil as well as other more minor differences.

Acid and oil breakdown

PropertyTasmanian VarietyAmerican Variety
Yield (Kg/Ha) 1700 – 2200 1792 – 2240
Alpha acids (%) 4.5 – 7.0
Beta acids (%) 4.8 – 7.0
Alpha/Beta Ratio 0.9 – 1.0
Cohumulone (% of alpha acids): 33 – 40
Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 0.7 – 2.0 0.7 - 1.4
Myrcene (as % of total oils) 22 – 35 45 - 60
Caryophyllene (as % of total oils) 2.6 – 2.7 3.5 - 5.5
Humulene (as % of total oils) 21 – 24 8 - 13
Farnesene (as % of total oils) 7 – 9 3 - 7
Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C) 48 - 52
Possible Substitutions Centennial, Amarillo