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Old 08-13-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this hops ?
I recently got some (11.7%) and I was wondering if there is anything it can be compared to.

Southern Promise
v Origin: South African bred, low chill, day neutral variety; a diploid
seedling from a cross between Southern Brewer and a wild
Yugoslavian male.
v Maturity: Medium
v Yield: 2000 – 2500 kgs/ha (1764-2205 lbs/acre)
v Disease Reaction: Not defined
v Cone Structure: Medium-size, neat, tight and slightly square
v Quality:
· Aroma Mild, pleasant and aromatic
· Storage Stability Average
v HPLC Data:
· Alpha-Acids 9.5 – 11.5 % w/w
· Cohumulone 20 - 22 % of alpha acids
· Beta-Acids 3.6 – 5.4 % w/w
· Xanthohumol Typically 0.70% w/w
v Hop Oils:
· Total Oil 0.7 % v/w
of which typically:
· Myrcene 22.0 %
· Humulene 25.5 %
· Caryophyllene 9.0 %
· Farnesene 0 %
· Linalool N/A
v Brewing Character: Dual purpose variety, used for its fine bittering and aromatic
qualities.


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Old 01-28-2011, 04:38 AM   #2
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Hello Bru,

Any chance you would be able share your Rhizome source, I am looking to acquire day neutral varieties like this one but supplier information is scarce.

Cheers

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Old 01-28-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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PM'd - available from SAB Hop Farms in South Africa :
SAB Hop Farms George. Tel. (044) 802-8420. Fax. 086 646-7230. Ask for Gerrie Brits or. Linda Pretorius [email protected].
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:41 AM   #4
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Thanks Bru...received PM and have sent email to Linda as suggested Now I will wait for reply and hopefully she is able to assist Do you have any growing specs for these hops such as slope grade tolerances, soil requirements, temperature ranges, etc... would be very helpful for my land assessment

Thanks Again for the help and would love to hear your opinion on the quality/characteristics of these hops...as you planted a few years ago now.

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Old 01-29-2011, 09:38 AM   #5

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Southern Promise
v Origin: South African bred, low chill, day neutral variety; a diploid
seedling from a cross between Southern Brewer and a wild
Yugoslavian male
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I don't know man. Wild Yugoslavian males can be trouble.

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:47 AM   #6
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LOL
I didn't plant rhizomes but Ive used the pellets.
I can't say I was overly impressed with the flavour and aroma. I'd suggest using it in a bittering role at 60mins only but thats just my opinion.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:12 PM   #7
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Some of our smaller brewers tend to boil Southern Promise for NO more than 30min....
SA Hop Farms also have a pre-isomerized peller (PIH). Personally I do not like it... The bitterness it provides is harsh & acrid with a "chemical" taste...
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #8
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I found that as well. Im going to try it again in a cream ale with low IBU. SAB uses it (and Saaz supposedly) with reasonable success.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:13 PM   #9
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SAB farms will no longer sale their Southern Promise Rhizomes. I have a small hop farm and would like to give some of the day neutral varieties a shot. Does anybody have any other sources to get these rhizomes?


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