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Pacific Gem hop

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6 years 1 month ago #65 by Pebbbles
Pacific Gem hop was created by Pebbbles
Description:
Pacific Gem can produce a cask oak flavour with distinct blackberry aroma, along with a woody character.

Pedigree
A triploid alpha type bred from New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” at the New Zealand Horticultural Research Centre (now named HortResearch) and released in 1987.

General Description
A high alpha hop with a pleasant aroma and a useful bitterness of 13 % or higher alpha acid. Pacific Gem can produce a cask oak flavour with distinct blackberry aroma, along with a woody character. Typically used as first hop addition and used successfully in many beers worldwide.

Beer Styles
All beer styles, particularly Ales, Dry Stouts, Ice Beers.

Agronomics
Maturity Mid season
Yield Moderate to high
Growth Habit Vigorous, clavate frame
Cone Structure Long, compact, ovate shape
Disease Resistance As no disease problems in New Zealand, not defined
Storage Stability Good

HPLC Analysis
Alpha Acids 13 - 15 %
Beta Acids 7 - 9 %
Cohumulone 37 - 40 % of Alpha Acids

Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)

Total Oil 1.2 mls oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration 78 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Myrcene 33.3 %
Humulene 29.9 %
Caryophyllene 11.0 %
Farnasene 0.3 %

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