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Hops

Hops
Hops are divided into three types - bittering, aroma and dual-purpose - based on the function they serve in the brewing process. Bittering hops are usually high in alpha acids and minimal in essential oil, aroma hops offer an abundance of essential oils with lesser alpha acids, and dual-purpose hops contain both in balanced amounts.

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  • Saaz Czech Hop Pellets

    Saaz Czech Hop Pellets

    From the German name for the Czech town of  atec, Saaz is the major landrace variety of the hopyards of the Czech Republic and the quintessential noble hop. It accounts for over 80% of the total acreage in its home country. Indispensable for authentic Bohemian-style Pilsner, Saaz possesses a mild but distinctively quality that is equally at home in other pale lager styles as well as Belgian and farmhouse ales. The aroma is soft, pleasantly spicy and herbal with vivid woodsy, earthy, and dark floral character. Rootstock grown elsewhere doesn t have the same range or balance as Czech flowers. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: Czech Republic Alpha Acid: 4.5% Similar Varieties: Crystal, Tettnang, Sterling Common Styles: Traditional Pilsners, Wheat beers, Belgian-style Ales

    $2.25

  • Citra Hop Pellets

    Citra Hop Pellets

    4 in stock

    Citra® is a relatively new variety, developed by the Hop Breeding Company of Yakima from Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Tettnang, Brewers Gold, and East Kent Golding parentage. It's character is strongly tropical and lush with a host of fruit flavors including peach, passionfruit, guava, lychee, lime and gooseberry. Because of its distinctive and intense aromatics, Citra® is best in a late addition or dry hop capacity. Used as a single variety or in a blend, Citra® does well in American wheat beers, pale ales, IPAs Belgian-style ales, and has been known to complement Brettanomyces. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: (11 - 13)% Similar Varieties: Chinook Common Styles: American-style Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, and IPA, Belgian-style Ale

    4 in stock

    $2.50

  • Hallertau Mittelfrüh DE

    Hallertau Mittelfrüh (DE)

    The signature landrace variety of the Hallertau region in Bavaria, Hallertau Mittelfüh is, at least to some, the epitome of noble hops. Although it can be and is used throughout the boil, it is most prized for its fine, elegant aroma and flavor contribution. Mittelfrüh has been one of Europe's most widely esteemed varieties for centuries and is practically synonymous with continental lagers (particularly Bavarian styles) and many types of German and Belgian ales. The aroma is complex but mild and approachable.  Specific aroma descriptors include mild, yet spicy, with floral and citrus tones. Its many offshoots and daughters show some of these same qualities, but none has the same range and balance as Mittelfrüh. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: Germany Alpha Acid: 5.4% Similar Varieties: Tradition, Hersbrucker, Mount Hood, Liberty Common Styles: This classic German aroma hop is often associated with Bavarian-style lager beers, Continental Lagers and Wheat Beers, German Pilsner, Altbier.

    $2.25

  • Cascade Hop Pellets

    Cascade Hop Pellets

    The granddaddy of American craft brewing hops, Cascade was bred in 1956 through a USDA program and first released in 1972. Its ancestry includes English Fuggle and Russian Serebrianka. Today it is the most widely-grown American aroma hop. The flavor and aroma are famously citrus-like (particularly ruby red grapefruit) with prominent floral tones. The classic finishing hop for pretty much any American craft style. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 5.9% Similar Varieties: Centennial, CTZ Common Styles: American style Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Blond Ale, Wheat Ale

    $2.25

  • Magnum DE Pellets

    Magnum (DE) Pellets

    This American bred hop offers a noble aroma that is ideal for all Lagers, Belgian Ales, and Wheats. Low bittering power lets the rich aroma of spicy, floral, and woodsy notes to sing in your brew. Alpha Acids:5 - 6 % Beta Acids: 5 - 7 % Total Oil: 0.8 - 1.2 mL/100g

    $1.95

  • East Kent Golding Pellets

    East Kent Golding Pellets

    The queen of English hops with a pedigree dating back to 1790, East Kent Golding is to British brewers what Hallertau Mittelfrüh is to their German colleagues. A premium appellation, East Kent Goldings hops can only come from East Kent - Goldings hops grown in other counties are known as UK Goldings. EKG has been a spotlight flavor in the profiles of hoppy ales from the British Isles: IPA, pale ale, and bitter. It s used at lower rates to subtler effect in Scottish and other darker, maltier ales. It's flowery with citrus peel or citrus candy overtones (lemon, white grapefruit, orange) and an herbaceous, spring meadow-like undercurrent. Otherwise, gentle and refined, dry hopping can bring forth its citrus aspects alongside a fresh grassy note. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: United Kingdom Alpha Acid: (4.0 - 6.5)% Similar Varieties: Progress, Fuggle, Willamette Common Styles: English Pale Ale, Bitter Ale, Scottish Ale, Porter

    $2.35

  • Centennial US Pellets

    Centennial (US) Pellets

    Out of stock

    One of the classic "C" hops of American craft beer, many acres in Oregon and Washington are under Centennial. Bred in 1974 and released in 1990, its complex parentage includes Brewers Gold, Fuggle, and East Kent Goldings. Centennial is a dual-purpose variety with high alpha acids and excellent aromatic capabilities. It's widely used as a finishing or dry hop as a stand-alone variety or part of a blend. The flavor and aroma notes are predominantly citrusy but with undertones of lemongrass and pine needles often evident. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 7.8% Similar Varieties: Cascade, Chinook Common Styles: American style Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Blond Ale, Wheat Ale

    Out of stock

    $2.25

  • Mosaic Hop Pellets

    Mosaic Hop Pellets

    Out of stock

    Known as HBC 369 until its release in 2012, Mosaic , as the name implies offers a complex array of desirable aroma and flavors. It is a daughter of Simcoe and a Nugget-derived male. Mosaic is often compared to Citra, with which it shares a respectable alpha content but a highly-desired oil profile that makes it most commonly used for flavor and aroma. Its exotic, fruit-laden bouquet lends itself well to American-style IPAs, saisons, wheats, and Brettanomyces-fermented beers. It offers strong impressions of citrus oil, balsam pine, blueberry, peach and tropical fruit (especially mango, but also shades of lime and mandarin orange). Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 11.2 %  Similar Varieties: Citra® Common Styles: American Pale Ale, IPA

    Out of stock

    $2.95

  • Chinook Hop Pellets

    Chinook Hop Pellets

    Developed by the USDA breeding program and released in 1985 as a high-alpha variety, Chinook eventually found traction among craft brewers as a unique aroma and flavor hop. Its ancestry includes Petham Golding and USDA 63012. Thanks to its high alpha content and moderate cohumulone, Chinook delivers potent, smooth bitterness. The flavor and aroma are pungent, with suggestions of mountain pine and resin (especially as a dry hop) and notes of citrus and fragrant dried herb in the background. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: (11 - 14)% Similar Varieties: Galena, Nugget, CTZ, Citra® Common Styles: American Pale Ale, IPA, American Lager

    $1.99

  • Amarillo Hop Pellets

    Amarillo Hop Pellets

    Also known as VGXP01, the Amarillo® variety is exclusively managed by Virgil Gamache Farms of Toppenish, WA, where it was originally found growing wild in 1998.With respectable alpha acid content, Amarillo¨ can be a dual-purpose hop and contribute to bittering additions, but with its unique, highly sought-after aromas and flavors combined with high demand, it s most often seen in late-kettle or whirlpool additions and as a dry hop. Amarillo® is intense and pungent. Red grapefruit overtones reminiscent of Cascade are overlaid with tropical fruit and ripe melon. It can contribute a renowned musty dank quality much prized by those who love it. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: (8.0 - 11.0)% Similar Varieties: Centennial, Cascade Common Styles: Pale Ale, IPA, Imperial IPA, Red Ale

    $2.95

  • Willamette Hop Pellets

    Willamette Hop Pellets

    Mild and pleasant, with slightly spicy and floral tones. American-grown seedless version of Fuggle. Willamette hop is a ideal for brewing pale ale, ESB, bitter, English-style ale, porter, and stout. If a substitution is necessary, the following is recommended: U.S. Fuggle, U.S. Tettnanger, and Styrian Golding. Typical Alpha Acid: (4.0% - 7.0)%

    $1.95

  • Fuggle GB Pellets

    Fuggle (GB) Pellets

    Selected as a chance seedling back in 1861, Fuggle quickly became a dominant force in English hops. In 1949 it accounted for 78% of its home country s hop acreage. It is named for the grower in Kent who first introduced the variety. Fuggle is a workhorse hop in terms of style, favored in darker beers like porter, stout, and mild. It adds a classic English signature used alone or as part of a blend for late and dry-hopping English bitter, pale ale, and ESB. Many first-generation American craft brewers incorporated Fuggle in their groundbreaking pale ales. Fuggle is a pleasingly mild hop. The aroma is earthy-sweet and round with warm wood and mild tree fruit aromatics. Late additions and dry hop can break towards grassy. It is often paired with Goldings. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: United Kingdom Alpha Acid: 4.3% Similar Varieties: Willamette, Styrian Goldings Common Styles: Mild Ale, Bitter Ale, Porter

    $2.35

  • Columbus Hop Pellets

    Columbus Hop Pellets

    Columbus is a bittering hop from the United States. Used in IPAs, Imperial Ales, and Pale Ales. Can be referred to as CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus). Has an aroma profile of black pepper, licorice, and citrus. Alpha Acids: 15.6% Beta Acids: 4.5 - 6 % Total Oil: 2.5 - 4.5 mL/100g

    $1.59

  • Styrian Golding SI Pellets

    Styrian Golding (SI)Pellets

    (Slovenia) Strong, warm aroma. For finishing English style ales. Suggested for bittering Vienna and Belgian ales. Average Alpha 3.0%

    $1.95

  • Tettnang DE Pellets

    Tettnang (DE) Pellets

    The major landrace variety in the region of the same name in far southern Germany, Tettnang has common ancestry with Saaz but a unique profile due to its provenance. It is a classic European noble hop. Tettnang s complex and delicate flavors make it ideal for traditional German lagers, particularly Bavarian styles, Weissbiers, and German or Belgian ales. The flavor and aroma is a mix of floral, fruity, herbal and spicy - fresh herbs, grass, dried flowers, citrus peel, black tea. It can have a bit more intensity than Hallertau but with as much balance. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: Germany Alpha Acid: 3.8% Similar Varieties: Saaz, Crystal, Spalter Select, Hersbrucker Common Styles: German and Belgian styles

    $1.95

  • Simcoe US Hop Pellets

    Simcoe (US) Hop Pellets

    Out of stock

    Developed by Select Botanicals Group and released in 2000, Simcoe Brand YCR 14 cv. is known for its brewing versatility and unique aroma characteristics. It contains high alpha and low-cohumlone which has found favor in the craft and home brewing industries for dual purpose applications. Simcoe is moderately tolerant to powdery mildew and has good packability of a medium size cone. Alpha Acid: 11.5 - 15% Beta Acid: 3 - 4.5% Co-humulone: 17 - 21% Total Oil: 0.8 - 3.2 mL/100g B-Pinene: 0.5 - 1% of total oil Myrcene: 40 - 50% of total oil Linalool: 0.5 - 0.9% of total oil Caryophyllene: 8 - 14% of total oil Farnesene: < 1.0% of total oil Humulene: 15 - 20% of total oil Geraniol: 0.8 - 0.8% of total oil

    Out of stock

    $2.99

  • Northern Brewer Hop Pellets

    Northern Brewer Hop Pellets

    An offspring of Brewer's Gold with some ancestry from an American wild hop, this English-bred high alpha variety later found favor and acreage all over the world. In Germany it s known primarily as a bittering hop. German Northern Brewer is predominantly spicy with an undercurrent of woods and wild fruit, suggestive of its Brewer s Gold parentage. Overall balanced with lasting flavor that reads as simply hoppy - not as outright woodsy and bright as US-grown Northern Brewer. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: Germany Alpha Acid: 6.9% Similar Varieties: Chinook, Columbus, Galena, Magnum Common Styles: Continental Lagers, Belgian Ale, Trappist Ale, Farmhouse Styles

    $1.65

  • Sale -44% Centennial US Pellets - 1 Lb

    Centennial (US) Pellets - 1 Lb

    Out of stock

    One of the classic "C" hops of American craft beer, many acres in Oregon and Washington are under Centennial. Bred in 1974 and released in 1990, its complex parentage includes Brewers Gold, Fuggle, and East Kent Goldings. Centennial is a dual-purpose variety with high alpha acids and excellent aromatic capabilities. It's widely used as a finishing or dry hop as a stand-alone variety or part of a blend. The flavor and aroma notes are predominantly citrusy but with undertones of lemongrass and pine needles often evident. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 7.8% Similar Varieties: Cascade, Chinook Common Styles: American style Pale Ale, IPA, Stout, Blond Ale, Wheat Ale

    Out of stock

    $36.00$19.99

  • Idaho 7 Hop Pellets

    Idaho 7 Hop Pellets

    Idaho 7 is an experimental hop variety that was born out of Jackson Hop Farm in Wilder, Idaho (who would have thought). It's considered a dual-purpose hop due to its high alpha acid content (9%-14%) while also having a high oil content which makes it a solid finishing hop. Now let's take a look at all the cool science stuff: Alpha Acids: 14 %Beta Acids: 4%-5%Total Oil: 1.0 -1.6Aroma & Flavor Profile: Pungent tropical fruit and citrus (orange, apricot, red grapefruit, papaya). Big notes of resiny pine and hints of black tea.

    $2.69

  • Galaxy AU Pellets

    Galaxy (AU) Pellets

    Galaxy is a highly desired hop not only for its great bittering potential, but for its aromatics as well. This dual-purpose hop has become a favorite for pale ales and IPAs because of its subtle citrus notes and undertones of passionfruit, mango, and peach. Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: Australia Alpha Acid: 14.1% Similar Varieties: Citra

    $3.50

  • Nugget Hop Pellets

    Nugget Hop Pellets

    Nugget was bred in 1970 to meet a growing demand for high-alpha hops, and remains one of the most widely cultivated varieties in Oregon hopyards. Its lineage includes Brewers Gold, Early Green, and Canterbury Goldings. Known best for the smooth, clean bitterness it imparts, Nugget can also be put to use as an aroma hop. It is right at home in most American craft styles, especially those for which hop bitterness is a primary component. The aroma and flavor are mild and quite sweet with a low-key, herbal/fruit quality: lemon candy, ginger, fresh oregano, rosemary. Hop Type: Bittering Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 15.3% Similar Varieties: Galena, Magnum, Columbus Common Styles: IPA

    $1.95

  • Sale -26% Mosaic Hop Pellets - 8 oz

    Mosaic Hop Pellets - 8 oz

    Out of stock

    Known as HBC 369 until its release in 2012, Mosaic , as the name implies offers a complex array of desirable aroma and flavors. It is a daughter of Simcoe and a Nugget-derived male. Mosaic is often compared to Citra, with which it shares a respectable alpha content but a highly-desired oil profile that makes it most commonly used for flavor and aroma. Its exotic, fruit-laden bouquet lends itself well to American-style IPAs, saisons, wheats, and Brettanomyces-fermented beers. It offers strong impressions of citrus oil, balsam pine, blueberry, peach and tropical fruit (especially mango, but also shades of lime and mandarin orange). Hop Type: Dual-Purpose Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 11.2 %  Similar Varieties: Citra® Common Styles: American Pale Ale, IPA

    Out of stock

    $23.60$17.50

  • Mt. Hood Hop Pellets

    Mt. Hood Hop Pellets

    Bred in 1983 and first released in 1989, Mt. Hood is a sister hop of Crystal, Liberty, and Ultra. It is the daughter of Hallertau Mittelfrüh crossed with a USDA 19058M male. With its noble heritage, Mt. Hood is an excellent choice for pale lagers, wheat beers, and German or Belgian ales where a refined aroma with low to moderate bitterness is desirable. It makes a good substitute for German-grown Hallertau varieties. It's moderately intense and sweet with suggestions of herb-infused honey and flowers and green fruit. Some crops range into pungence with a more pronounced herbal note. Hop Type: Aroma Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 4.6% Similar Varieties: Liberty, Hallertau, Crystal Common Styles: German and American-style Lagers and Ales, Pilsner, Belgian Ale

    $1.85

  • Warrior US Pellets

    Warrior (US) Pellets

    Warrior is a high alpha acid bittering hop with low cohumulone content. It produces a strong bitterness that is nevertheless pleasant and smooth. Warrior is sometimes used to impart flavor and aroma, but its character in that regard is very mild. It's an excellent choice for establishing substantial baseline bitterness in IPAs, allowing hop character to be determined by later additions. Hop Type: Bittering Origin: United States Alpha Acid: 16.3% Similar Varieties: Columbus, Magnum Common Styles: IPA, Imperial IPA, American Ales

    $1.50

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