Northern Brewer (EUROPE) Hops Pellets

Great bittering hop, fairly neutral & compliments most other hops perfectly. Every brewer should have some. T45 type hops have had more extraneous matter removed before pelletising, resulting in higher AA & improved flavour/aromatics. Better value all round. Pedigree One of the original medium to high alpha hops, bred in England and later grown also in Belgium, Spain, Germany and the US. Maturity Early - Mid season Yield 1800 - 2400 kg./ha. or 1600 - 2150 lb./ac. Growth Habit Quite vigorous and strong growing Disease/Pest Susceptibility Susceptible to downy and powdery mildew but tolerant to German hop wilt. No strong virus reactions. Pickability/Drying/Baling Good Cone-Structure Medium-sized cone, only fairly compact. Variety prone to produce leaves in cones - "cock hops" Lupulin Medium yellow, fairly abundant Aroma Medium-strong with some wild American tones Alpha Acid 7 - 10% w/w Beta Acid 3.5 - 5% w/w Cohumulone 28 - 33% of alpha acids Storageability 70 - 80% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C Total Oil 1.6 - 2.1 mls/100 grams Myrcene 30 - 35% of whole oil Humulene 25 - 30% of whole oil Carophyllene 8 - 10% of whole oil Farnesene <1% of whole oil General Trade Perception A true dual-purpose hop containing moderate amounts of alpha acids combined with an acceptable aroma profile. Possible Substitutions Chinook, US Northern Brewer, German Brewer's Gold Typical Beer Styles ESB, Bitter, English Pale Ale, Porter, Lager, Lambic, Munich Helles Additional Information Although declining in area in England, this variety is one of the main high-alpha hops in Germany. Typical Hop Use Dual purpose