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Bramling Cross hop

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6 years 1 week 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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Cherry1's Avatar Cherry1 - Fri 21 Sep - 16:12

My 2nd year cascade and centennial rhizomes are just starting to pop up above the soil. hopefully this year I get some to use :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 19 Sep - 11:53

Just received and planted 2 Fuggles hop plants in my beer garden. cheers :D

Cherry1's Avatar Cherry1 - Thu 6 Sep - 16:01

Hi Gash,just tried to post and it is coming up with "Kunena Internal Error: Please contact the site administrator to fix this issue!"Cheers

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Fri 31 Aug - 15:42

At least the Wallabies dont have to face another spanking this weekend by the NZ Allblacks.

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sat 18 Aug - 14:58

Phil Rudd is indeed an Aussy. Always thought he was a Kiwi.So there you go. cheers :P

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