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Pacific Jade hop

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6 years 5 months ago #113 by Pebbbles
Pacific Jade hop was created by Pebbbles
Description:
The aroma of this hop is described as “bold” as it delivers a herbal infusion of fresh citrus and crushed black pepper.

Breeding:
Triploid Alpha type developed by the cross of the NZ variety "First Choice" (a relative of the Late Cluster) and an “Old Line” Saazer Male. Released from the New Zealand Hop Research Programme by Hort Reasearch Centre Riwaka in 2004.

Selection:
This variety is the most recent release out of the New Zealand Hop Research Programme selected on its average alpha of 12-14% with Cohumulone in theregion of 24% and an excellent oils profile. The aroma of this hop is described as “bold” as it delivers a herbal infusion of fresh citrus and crushed black pepper. Brewing trials have illustrated Pacific Jade as an excellent hop that delivers a pleasing soft bitterness matched to desirable aroma characteristics.

Brewers Notes:
Suited for use as a bittering hop with some excellent results also being seen in dual purpose applications, with a soft bitterness attributable to the lowcohumulone. The citrus aroma and flavour notes work well to temper malt sweetness in “fullish” Ales especially when used moderately as a finishing hop. Pacific Jade is also well suited to balance dryer Lager styles when employed as an “up-front” kettle addition to showcase its bittering qualities.

Grower remarks:
Maturity: Mid to late season.
Yield: Moderate.
Growth Habit: Vigorous spring growth. Cone Structure Long and dense. Disease Resistance New Zealand is hop disease free.
Storage Stability: Good.
Technical Data: HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0 ºC)
Alpha Acids: 12.0 - 14.0 %
Beta Acids: 7.0 - 8.0 %
Cohumulone: 24 % of Alpha Acids
Total Oil: 1.4 mls oil per 100 gram cone weight
Concentration: 92 uL Oil/gram
Alpha Myrcene: 33.3 %
Humulene: 32.9 %
Caryophyllene : 10.2 %
Farnasene: 0.3 %
Citrus-Piney Fraction: 6.5 %
Floral Estery Fraction: 2.4 % (Linalool 0.7 %)
Xanthohumol: 0.7 % Other: 14.4 %

Applications:
Typically to replace less interesting Alpha varieties where a softer bitterness and higher oil profile is desired. The Pacific Jade exemplifies market direction and the New Zealand breeding programme.

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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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