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Northern Brewer hop

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6 years 1 week ago - 6 years 1 week ago #62 by Pebbbles
Northern Brewer hop was created by Pebbbles
Description:
Great bittering hop, fairly neutral & compliments most other hops perfectly. Every brewer should have some. T45 type hops have had more extraneous matter removed before pelletising, resulting in higher AA & improved flavour/aromatics. Better value all round.

Pedigree
One of the original medium to high alpha hops, bred in England and later grown also in Belgium, Spain, Germany and the US.

Maturity Early - Mid season
Yield 1800 - 2400 kg./ha. or 1600 - 2150 lb./ac.
Growth Habit Quite vigorous and strong growing
Disease/Pest Susceptibility Susceptible to downy and powdery mildew but tolerant to German hop wilt. No strong virus reactions.
Pickability/Drying/Baling Good
Cone-Structure Medium-sized cone, only fairly compact. Variety prone to produce leaves in cones - "cock hops"
Lupulin Medium yellow, fairly abundant
Aroma Medium-strong with some wild American tones

Alpha Acid 7 - 10% w/w
Beta Acid 3.5 - 5% w/w
Cohumulone 28 - 33% of alpha acids
Storageability 70 - 80% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20°C
Total Oil 1.6 - 2.1 mls/100 grams
Myrcene 30 - 35% of whole oil
Humulene 25 - 30% of whole oil
Carophyllene 8 - 10% of whole oil
Farnesene <1% of whole oil

General Trade Perception
A true dual-purpose hop containing moderate amounts of alpha acids combined with an acceptable aroma profile.

Possible Substitutions
Chinook, US Northern Brewer, German Brewer's Gold

Typical Beer Styles
ESB, Bitter, English Pale Ale, Porter, Lager, Lambic, Munich Helles

Additional Information
Although declining in area in England, this variety is one of the main high-alpha hops in Germany.

Typical Hop Use
Dual purpose
Last edit: 6 years 1 week ago by Pebbbles.

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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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