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First Gold hop

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6 years 6 months ago - 6 years 6 months ago #34 by Pebbbles
First Gold hop was created by Pebbbles
Description:
An attractive aroma not dissimilar to a Golding, but displays some of the flavour notes identifiable with its W.G.V. mother

English First Gold
A cross-pollination of W.G.V and a dwarf male.

Characteristics
Aroma: An attractive aroma not dissimilar to a Golding, but displays some of the flavour notes identifiable with its W.G.V. mother
Cone Structure: Good size firm cones
Lupulin: No indications

Growth & Harvest Information
Growth Habit: Dwarf. Short laterals. Very well hopped down.
Maturity: Mid-season
Yield: 1,300 - 1,900 kg./ha.
Pickability: Satisfactory
Drying and Baling: No problems
Storageability: Very good
Disease Reaction: Resistant to Powdery Mildew. Moderate resistance to Verticillium Wilt. Susceptible to Downy Mildew.

Acid Composition
Alpha Acid: 5.6 - 8.7% w/w
Beta Acids: 2.3 - 4.1% w/w
Co-Humulone: 29 - 36% of alpha acids

Oil Composition
Total Oil: 0.7- 1.5mls/100 grams
Myrcene: 27- 28% of whole oil
Humulene: 20- 24% of whole oil
Caryophyllene: 6 - 7% of whole oil
Farnesene: 3% of whole oil

General Trade Perception
First gold is the first "commercial" dwarf aroma variety. The aroma qualitites it has inherited, coupled with its rather higher alpha gives this new variety the ability to be used at all stages during brewing.

Other Information
First Gold is one of England's revolutionary new dwarf hop varieties. It has many of Golding's flavour characteristics, but with a higher alpha acid (c 8.5%). The hop gives a rich, citrus character to beers, with orange peel and dried apricot. A very adaptable. all round hop for fruity bitters, ales, stronger flavoured summer beers and IPAs. Beers which use this hop assertively include:- Adnam’s bottled Broadside IPA, Young’s First Gold & Freeminers’s Gold standard
Last edit: 6 years 6 months ago by Pebbbles.

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sat 16 Mar - 18:47

Thanks Australia and around the world for your support.

cliveinthemiddle - Tue 19 Feb - 22:32

Cheers Finnroo

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Tue 19 Feb - 06:41

Yes just stick to your plan. The airlock is not always an indication of whats going on, cheers :)

cliveinthemiddle - Mon 18 Feb - 20:49

Hi again, my NEIPA started fermenting sturday night, has been bubbling madly since. However I have just checked it (Monday night) and it has stopped bubbling. I was going to dry hop day 4/7 - should I still stick to plan?cheers, Rob

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Mon 18 Feb - 18:05

My experience is it produces a fuller bodied beer with a higher FG.Attenuation being 70 to 75% Cheers

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