ABOUT HOPS
 
  • Hops come in two forms:
    Pellets, & Loose Cones.
  • Pellets are the easiest to use:
    simply add to boil, no straining required. Pellets also store better than loose and compressed plugs.
  • Loose hops are the raw form and should be strained out of wort after boil.
 
Name
 
Alpha Acid %
Possible Substitutions
Description
Ahtanum
5.7 – 6.3 % Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe
Floral, earthy, citrus, and grapefruit tones
 
Amarillo 8 – 11 %
Cascade, Centennial,
Simcoe
Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange, and grapefruit) characteristics
 
Apollo
15 – 19% Zeus
Citrus, grapefruit, orange, pine, resin, and cannabis
 
Bramling Cross
6 – 8 % U.K. Golding
Strong spic, blackcurrant, loganberry and lemon characteristics
 
Bravo
14 – 17 % Apollo, Columbus, Magnum, Nugget
Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics
 
Brewer’s Gold
8 – 10 % Chinook, Galena, Nugget
Spicy, fruity characteristics, black currant
 
Cascade
4.5 – 7 % Ahtanum, Amarillo, Centennial
Medium intense floral, citrus, and grapefruit tones
 
Centennial
9.5– 11.5% Cascade, Chinook, Columbus
Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones
 
Challenger 6.5 – 9 % Northern Brewer, German Perle
Cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics (as a late addition, it can provide crisp, fruity flavors)
 
Chinook 12 -14 % Columbus, Northern Brewer, Nugget
Distinct medium intensity spic and pine characteristics with subtle grapefruit notes
 
Citra 11 – 13 %
Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee
 
Cluster
5.5 – 8.5 % Galena
Strong floral and spicy characteristics
 
Columbus 14 – 16 % Chinook, Galena, Nugget
Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones
 
Comet
9 – 11 % Galena, Summit
A pungent, wild American aroma with citrus (grapefruit) flavors
 
Crystal
3.5 – 5.5 % Hallertauer, Liberty, Mt. Hood, Hersbruker
Mild, spicy and floral
 
El Dorado 14 – 16 % Mosaic
Bright tropical fruit flavors and aromas of pear, watermelon, and stone fruit
 
Equinox 14.4 – 15.6 %
Citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal. Lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper
 
Falconer’s Flight
9.5 – 12 % Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Citra
Distinct tropical, floral, lemon and grapefruit characteristics
 
Falconer’s Flight
    7C’s
9 – 10.5%
Centennial, Cascade,Citra
Columbus
Strong fruit and citrus characteristics, with layers of spicy and earthy
overtones
 
First Gold 6.5 – 10 % Crystal, U.K. Golding
Slightly spicy, but smooth, with tangerine, orange marmalade, magnolia and floral flavors
 
U.S. Fuggle
4 – 5.5 %
Willamette, U.K. Fuggle, Styrian Golding
 
Mild wood and fruit characteristics
U.K. Fuggle
3.5 – 6.5 % Fuggle, Willamette, Styrian Golding
Delicate and pleasant mint, grass and floral tones
 
Galaxy
11 – 16 % Citra
Distinct citrus, peach and passion fruit flavors
 
Galena
12 – 14 % Brewer’s Gold, Columbus, Nugget
Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones
 
Glacier
~ 5.5 % Fuggle, Willamette, Styrian Golding
Citrus notes, and hints of fruit, as well as woody aroma
 
U.K. Golding 4 – 6 % U.S. Golding
Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones
 
U.S. Golding 4 – 6 % Fuggle, Willamette, U.K. Golding, Styrian Golding
Mild and delicate with sweet floral characteristics
 
U.S. Hallertauer 3.5 – 5.5 % Liberty, Mt. Hood, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Magnum,Tradition
Mild and pleasant, spicy, with herbal and floral characteristics
 
Hallertauer
     Hersbruker
2 – 5 % Mt. Hood
Mild, herbal and floral characteristics, with fruity overtones
 
Hallertuaer
     Mittelfrüh
3 – 5.5 % Liberty, Vanguard, Tradition
Mild, yet spicy, with floral and citrus tones
 
Horizon
16 – 19 % Magnum
Pleasant and spicy, with floral characteristics
 
Liberty
3 – 5 % Hallertauer, Mt. Hood, Tradition
Mild and spicy with subtle lemon and citrus characteristics
 
Magnum
10 – 14 %
Columbus, Horizon, Nugget
 
Mosaic 11.5 – 13.5 % Simcoe,  El Dorado
A complex array of tropical fruit, citrus, berry, herbal, earthy and pine characteristics
 
Mt. Hood
4 – 8 % Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hersbruker
Mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy
 
Nelson Sauvin 12 – 13 %
Distinct cool climate and white wine “fruitiness” with fresh crushed gooseberry and grape notes
 
Northdown 7 – 10 % Northern Brewer, U.K. Challenger
Pleasant spice, cedar and pine characteristics with hints of floral and berry flavors
 
U.S. Northern
     Brewer
8 – 10 % Chinook, Galena, German Northern Brewer
Medium intensity, pine and mint characteristics
 
German Northern
     Brewer
7 – 10 %
Chinook, Galena, Magnum, Northern Brewer, Brewer’s Gold
 
Medium intense herbal and floral notes
Nugget
12 – 14.5 % Columbus, Galena, Magnum
Mild and pleasant with spicy, herbal tones
 
Palisade
5.5 – 9.5 % Willamette
Apricot, grass and clean floral characteristics
 
U.S. Perle 7 – 9.5 % Northern Brewer, German Northern Brewer, German Perle
Slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics
 
German Perle
6 – 10 % Northern Brewer, Perle
Delicate floral, fruit, spice and mint tones
 
Pride of
    Ringwood
8.6 – 10.5 % Galaxy
Pronounced and pleasant, cedar, oak, and herbal tones. Spice kick with essence of citrus and fruit
 
Premiant
7 – 11 %
Sterling
 
Czech Saaz
2 – 5 % Saaz, Sterling
Very mild, with pleasant earthy, herbal, and floral overtones
 
U.S. Saaz
3 – 4.5 % Sterling, Czech Saaz
Mild spice and earth tones
 
Saphir
2 – 4.5 % Hallertau
Distinct spicy, fruit and citrus (tangerine) tones
 
Simcoe
12 – 14 % Magnum, Summit
Unique passionfruit, pine, earth, and citrus characteristics
 
Sorachi Ace
11-13%
Unique lemon and dill characteristics
 
Spalt
2.5 – 5.5 % Saaz, Tettnang
Mild and herbal, with spicy, floral and fruit tones
 
Sterling 6 – 9 % Czech Saaz
Herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics
 
Styrian Goldings
     (St. Celeia)
2.8 – 5.5 % Fuggle, U.K. Fuggle Very mild, spicy, noble hop flavor
Summit 16 – 19 % Columbus, Simcoe, Warrior
Distinct spice, earthy, onion, garlic and citrus (pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine) tones
 
Target
8.5 – 13.5 % Fuggle, Willamette
Intense distinct spicy, floral, sage and citrus characteristics
 
German
    Tettnanger
3 – 6 % Saaz, Hersbruker, Spalt
Mild and pleasant with balanced earthy, herbal and floral aroma
 
U.S.
    Tettnanger
4 – 5 % Fuggle, Spalt Noble aroma that is pleasant and spicy
Tradition
4.6 – 7 % Hallertauer Mittelfruh
Earthy and grassy, sweet tones of nectarous fruits including raisins
 
Vanguard
5 – 6 %
Hallertauer, Liberty, Mt. hood, Hersbruker
 
Herbal and floral tones
Warrior
15 – 17 % Columbus, Magnum, Nugget
Mild and resinous with subtle citrus, pine and herbal characteristics
 
Willamette
4 – 6 % Fuggle, Glacier, Tettnang, Styrian Golding
Mild and pleasant, with slightly spicy and floral tones
 
Zythos 10 – 12.5 %
Distinct tropical (pineapple) and citrus tones, with slight pine characteristics
 

Team - Kehn Bacon

Kehn Bacon Mail Order Manager Kehn spent 30 years teaching high school history before finally hanging up his lecture notes. He began homebrewing in 1993 and joined the Foam Rangers Homebrew Club shortly thereafter. He entered the ranks of the DeFalkoids in 2009. Now he reigns over the vast Mail Order Kingdom. Ask him to show you his Foam Ranger tattoo!
 

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