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Bramling Cross hop

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5 years 10 months ago #21 by Pebbbles
Bramling Cross hop was created by Pebbbles
Description:
Bramling Cross displays a blackcurrant and lemon quality. It is the distinctive hop flavour/aroma in Ruddles County.
Bramling Cross, bred in 1927, is a cross between a Bramling (Golding) mother and a wild Manitoban male.

Characteristics
Aroma: Quite mild and not unpleasant.
Flavour: Distinctive strong spicy/goldcurrant.
Cone Structure: Medium sized, moderately tight, plumpish cone.
Lupulin: Medium yellow in color.

Growth & Harvest Information
Growth Habit: Moderately vigorous but produces few shoots in the Spring.
Maturity: Early to mid-season
Yield: 1,500 - 2,000 kg./ha or 1,350 - 1,800 lb./ac.
Pickability: No problems.
Drying and Baling: No problems.
Storageability: 60 - 70% of alpha acids remaining after six (6) months storage @ 20° C.
Disease Reaction: Tolerant to Verticillium wilt and hop mosaic. Fairly tolerant to both downy and powdery mildew.

Acid Composition
Alpha Acid: 5.0 - 7.8% w/w
Beta Acids: 2.2 - 3.5% w/w
Co-Humulone: 25 - 31% of alpha acids

Oil Composition
Total Oil: 0.7- 1.2mls/100 grams
Myrcene: 35- 40% of whole oil
Humulene: 28- 33% of whole oil
Caryophyllene: 14 - 18% of whole oil
Farnesene: <1% of whole oil

Other Information
The eccentricity of the Manitoban gives beers a blackcurrant and lemon quality which is exciting when carefully handled. Alternatively, Bramling Cross can provide a sweet creamy drinkability. This hop should be excellent for spiced beers, Christmas beer, fruit beers. curry beer, as well as having potential for winter and summer wheat beers. Very few overtly Bramling Cross beers yet exist. It is the distinctive hop flavour/aroma in Ruddles County – Regarded by many to be the best bottled English bitter available in Australia.

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Gash - Sat 14 Jul - 21:42

ah well, seems Ive answered on one and Finroo on the other, no dramas, all good!

Cherry1's Avatar Cherry1 - Sat 14 Jul - 16:16

Managed to double post a topic, can you delete the second one Gash?Cheers Chris

bradobrew - Wed 20 Jun - 20:42

Thanks for the help gash. bradobeer, bradobrew its almost the same haha

Gash - Mon 18 Jun - 18:09

Sorry mate, missed this message! Hope everything is ok! Cheers

Finnroo - Tue 12 Jun - 17:32

Finn roo here, im g oing to take a monthoff social media because of my health issues.Cellar dweller is something i have come to enjoy just putting my 2 bobs worth in and enjoying it. Cheers Gash and thank you so much for everything see you in 4 weeks

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