First Gold UK Hops Pellets

An attractive aroma not dissimilar to a Golding,

but displays some of the flavour notes identifiable with its W.G.V. mother

English First Gold

A cross-pollination of W.G.V and a dwarf male.

Characteristics

Aroma: An attractive aroma not dissimilar to a Golding, but displays some of the flavour notes identifiable with its W.G.V. mother

Cone Structure: Good size firm cones

Lupulin: No indications

Growth & Harvest Information

Growth Habit: Dwarf. Short laterals. Very well hopped down.

Maturity: Mid-season

Yield: 1,300 - 1,900 kg./ha.

Pickability: Satisfactory

Drying and Baling: No problems

Storageability: Very good

Disease Reaction: Resistant to Powdery Mildew. Moderate resistance to Verticillium Wilt. Susceptible to Downy Mildew.

Acid Composition

Alpha Acid: 5.6 - 8.7% w/w

Beta Acids: 2.3 - 4.1% w/w

Co-Humulone: 29 - 36% of alpha acids

Oil Composition

Total Oil: 0.7- 1.5mls/100 grams

Myrcene: 27- 28% of whole oil

Humulene: 20- 24% of whole oil

Caryophyllene: 6 - 7% of whole oil

Farnesene: 3% of whole oil

General Trade Perception

First gold is the first "commercial" dwarf aroma variety. The aroma qualitites it has inherited, coupled with its rather higher alpha gives this new variety the ability to be used at all stages during brewing.

Other Information

First Gold is one of England's revolutionary new dwarf hop varieties. It has many of Golding's flavour characteristics, but with a higher alpha acid (c 8.5%). The hop gives a rich, citrus character to beers, with orange peel and dried apricot. A very adaptable. all round hop for fruity bitters, ales, stronger flavoured summer beers and IPAs. Beers which use this hop assertively include:- Adnam’s bottled Broadside IPA, Young’s First Gold & Freeminers’s Gold standard