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Cluster hop

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5 years 10 months ago #28 by Pebbbles
Cluster hop was created by Pebbbles
Description:
Cluster hop is an excellent general purpose hop. Nice in ales or lagers. The aroma hop of Queenslands XXXX

Pedigree
Not known but possibly a result of a cross between an English variety and an American male hop.

Maturity Early to late
Yield 1900 - 2400 kg. /ha. or 1700 - 2140 lb. /ac.
Growth Habit Vigorous but manageable
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Very susceptible to downy mildew. Not seriously affected by Prunus necrotic ring-spot virus.
Pickability/Drying/Baling Good
Cone-Structure Medium-compact cone
Lupulin Plentiful, yellow in color
Aroma Floral and spicy

Alpha Acid 5.5 - 8.5% w/w
Beta Acid 4.5 - 5.5 %w/w
Cohumulone 36 - 42% of alpha acids
Storageability 80 - 85% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C.
Total Oil 0.4 - 0.8 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 45 - 55% of whole oil
Humulene 15 - 18% of whole oil
Carophyllene 6 - 7% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil

General Trade Perception
An excellent general purpose hop with medium and well-balanced bittering potential and no undesirable aroma properties.

Possible Substitutions
Galena, possibly US Northern Brewer

Typical Beer Styles
Ale (Aroma), Lager (Bittering), Stout

Additional Information
For years the standard US cultivar, improved mass selection in the mid-sixties. Limited acreage grown today.

Typical Hop Use
Dual purpose

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