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Old 09-16-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the difference between the Hallertau (GR) and the US Hallertau?

There is also one called Organic Hallertau Tradition with a/a of 4.0-6.5%


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Old 09-16-2009, 09:28 PM   #2
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Does anyone know the difference between the Hallertau (GR) and the US Hallertau?

There is also one called Organic Hallertau Tradition with a/a of 4.0-6.5%
I don't know the difference between the GR and the US Hallertau. But I mistakenly ordered the organic from hopsdirect . Its 5.8% A/A soI have to adjust the hop amounts when I use it


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There are 6-7 types of Hallertau. Most Hallertau from Germany will be Gold or Tradition. Gold has the highest AA, 7-10%, T. 5-8%. Some Mittelfrueh is still around, and that can run as low as 1%, but it generally 3-4%. As far as I can find there is no Mittelfrueh grown in the US.

There's also New Zealand Hallertauer, which although it is a Hallertauer cross, isn't remotely like the other hops in this family.

So, the short answer is not much difference.
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There are 6-7 types of Hallertau. Most Hallertau from Germany will be Gold or Tradition. Gold has the highest AA, 7-10%, T. 5-8%. Some Mittelfrueh is still around, and that can run as low as 1%, but it generally 3-4%. As far as I can find there is no Mittelfrueh grown in the US.

There's also New Zealand Hallertauer, which although it is a Hallertauer cross, isn't remotely like the other hops in this family.

So, the short answer is not much difference.
The GR that I was looking at is at 3-4 a/a.

Having not brewed that much with Hallertau, I guess I am just wondering if that's a good choice. I was getting ready to buy a pound for $10.75 because I just paid $3.75 an ounce last week at the LHBS.
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I've got a nearly a pound of the GR left in the freezer. They do the trick. I mainly use them in wheat beers. at 10.75/lb you can't really go wrong.
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My understanding is that pretty much all the Hallertau varieties are close, including the US variety.
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Hallertau would be great as a German Beer hop. I personally have not used it since my early days of brewing, but if you like German Lagers, it's well suited and very distinctive. I hear the US version is not bad, but of course the experts all seem to think that you should use the German version if trying to create a German beer.


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