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Old 09-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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I was reading through John Palme'rs "How to Brew" and I though his Hops list was very helpful. I thought I'd post it to the Hop forum only to discover that HBT doesn't have one. Here's JP's list.

Bittering Hop Varieties

Name: Brewer's Gold
Grown: UK, US
Profile: Poor aroma; Sharp bittering hop.
Usage: Bittering for ales
AA Range: 8 - 9%
Substitute: Bullion, Northern Brewer, Galena


Name: Bullion
Grown: UK (maybe discontinued), US
Profile: Poor aroma; Sharp bittering and black currant-like flavor when used in the boil.
Usage: Bittering hop for British style ales, perhaps some finishing
AA Range: 8 - 11%
Substitute: Brewer's Gold, Northern Brewer


Name: Centennial
Grown: US
Profile: Spicy, floral, citrus aroma, often referred to as Super Cascade because of the similarity; A clean bittering hop.
Usage: General purpose bittering, aroma, some dry hopping
Example: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale
AA Range: 9 - 11.5%
Substitute: Cascade, Columbus


Name: Challenger
Grown: UK
Profile: Strong, fine spicy aroma widely used for English Bitters; A clean bittering hop.
Usage: Excellent bittering hop, also used for flavoring and aroma.
Example: Full Sail IPA, Butterknowle Bitter
AA Range: 6 - 8%
Substitute: Progress


Name: Chinook
Grown: US
Profile: Heavy spicy aroma; Strong versatile bittering hop, cloying in large quantities
Usage: Bittering
Example: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Sierra Nevada Stout
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Substitute: Galena, Eroica, Brewer's Gold, Nugget, Bullion


Name: Cluster
Grown: US, Australia
Profile: Small, spicy aroma; Sharp, clean bittering hop
Usage: General purpose bittering (Aussie version has a better aroma and is used as finishing hop)
Example: Winterhook Christmas Ale
AA Range: 5.5 - 8.5%
Substitute: Galena, Eroica, Cascade


Name: Columbus
Grown: US
Profile: Strong fine herbal flavor and aroma; Solid, clean bittering hop
Usage: Excellent general purpose bittering, flavoring and aroma hop.
Example: Anderson Valley IPA, Full Sail Old Boardhead Barleywine
AA Range: 13-16%
Substitute: Centennial, Chinook, Galena, Nugget



Name: Eroica
Grown: US
Profile: Good bittering hop;
Usage: Good general purpose bittering
Example: Ballard Bitter, Blackhook Porter, Anderson Valley Boont Amber
AA Range: 12-14%
Substitute: Northern Brewer, Galena


Name: Galena
Grown: US
Profile: Strong, clean bittering hop
Usage: General purpose bittering
Example: The most widely used commercial bittering hop in the US.
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Substitute: Cluster, Northern Brewer, Nugget


Name: Northern Brewer
Grown: UK, US, Germany (called Hallertauer NB), and other areas (growing region affects profile greatly)
Profile: Hallertauer NB has a fine, fragrant aroma; Dry, clean bittering hop
Usage: Bittering and finishing for a wide variety of beers
Example: Old Peculiar (bittering), Anchor Liberty (bittering), Anchor Steam (bittering, flavoring, aroma)
AA Range: 7 - 10%
Substitute: Perle


Name: Northdown
Grown: UK
Profile: Similar to Northern Brewer, but with a better flavor and aroma than domestic NB; A clean bittering hop.
Usage: General purpose bittering, flavor and aroma for heavier ales.
Example: Fuller's ESB
AA Range: 7 - 8%
Substitute: Northern Brewer, Target


Name: Nugget
Grown: US
Profile: Heavy, spicy, herbal aroma; Strong bittering hop
Usage: Strong bittering, some aroma uses
Example: Sierra Nevada Porter & Bigfoot Ale, Anderson Valley ESB
AA Range: 12 - 14%
Substitute: Galena, Chinook, Cluster


Name: Perle
Grown: Germany, US
Profile: Pleasant aroma; Slightly spicy, almost minty, bittering hop
Usage: General purpose bittering for all lagers
Example: Sierra Nevada Summerfest
AA Range: 7 - 9.5%
Substitute: Northern Brewer, Cluster, Tettnanger


Name: Pride Of Ringwood
Grown: Australia
Profile: Poor, citric aroma; Clean bittering hop
Usage: general purpose bittering
Example: Most Australian beers.
AA Range: 9 - 11%
Substitute: Cluster


Name: Target
Grown: UK
Profile: Strong herbal aroma can be too strong for lagers; A clean bittering hop.
Usage: Widely used bittering and flavoring hop for strong ales.
Example: Fuller's Hock, Morrells Strong Country Bitter
AA Range: 8 - 10%
Substitute: Northdown


Aroma Hop Varieties


Name: British Columbia (BC) Goldings
Grown: Canada
Profile: Earthy, rounded, mild aroma; Spicy flavor
Usage: Bittering, finishing, dry hopping for British style ales. Used as a domestic substitute for East Kent Goldings. Not quite as good as EK.
AA Range: 4.5 - 7%
Substitute: EK Goldings


Name: Cascade
Grown: US
Profile: Strong spicy, floral, citrus (i.e. grapefruit) aroma.
Usage: The defining aroma for American style Pale ales. Used for bittering, finishing, and especially dry hopping.
Example: Anchor Liberty Ale & Old Foghorn Barleywine, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
AA Range: 4.5 - 8%
Substitute: Centennial


Name: Crystal a.k.a. CJF-Hallertau.
Grown: US
Profile: Mild, pleasant, slightly spicy. One of three hops bred as domestic replacements for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh.
Usage: Aroma/finishing/flavoring
AA Range: 2 - 5%
Substitute: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Mount Hood, Liberty, Ultra


Name: East Kent Goldings (EKG)
Grown: UK
Profile: Spicy/floral, earthy, rounded, mild aroma; spicy flavor
Usage: Bittering, finishing, dry hopping for British style ales
Example: Young's Special London Ale, Samuel Smith's Pale Ale, Fuller's ESB
AA Range: 4.5 - 7%
Substitute: BC Goldings, Whitbread Goldings Variety


Name: Fuggles
Grown: UK, US, and other areas
Profile: Mild, soft, grassy, floral aroma
Usage: Finishing / dry hopping for all ales, dark lagers
Example: Samuel Smith's Pale Ale, Old Peculiar, Thomas Hardy's Ale
AA Range: 3.5 - 5.5%
Substitute: East Kent Goldings, Willamette, Styrian Goldings


Name: Hallertauer Hersbrucker
Grown: Germany
Profile: Pleasant, spicy/mild, noble, earthy aroma
Usage: Finishing for German style lagers
Example: Wheathook Wheaten Ale
AA Range: 2.5 - 5%
Substitute: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Mt. Hood, Liberty, Crystal, Ultra





Name: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
Grown: Germany
Profile: Pleasant, spicy, noble, mild herbal aroma
Usage: Finishing for German style lagers
Example: Sam Adam's Boston Lager, Sam Adam's Boston Lightship
AA Range: 3 - 5%
Substitute: Hallertauer Hersbruck, Mt. Hood, Liberty, Crystal, Ultra


Name: Liberty
Grown: US
Profile: Fine, very mild aroma. One of three hops bred as domestic replacements for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh.
Usage: Finishing for German style lagers
Example: Pete's Wicked Lager
AA Range: 2.5 - 5%
Substitute: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hallertauer Hersbruck, Mt. Hood, Crystal, Ultra


Name: Mt. Hood
Grown: US
Profile: Mild, clean aroma. One of three hops bred as domestic replacements for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh.
Usage: Finishing for German style lagers
Example: Anderson Valley High Rollers Wheat Beer
AA Range: 3.5 - 8%
Substitute: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Liberty, Tettnang, Ultra


Name: Progress
Grown: UK
Profile: Assertive fruity aroma
Usage: Widely used for real cask ales.
Example: Hobson's Best Bitter, Mansfield Bitter
AA Range: 5 - 6%
Substitute: Fuggles, Whitbread Goldings Variety


Name: Saaz
Grown: Czechoslovakia
Profile: Delicate, mild, floral aroma
Usage: Finishing for Bohemian style lagers
Example: Pilsener Urquell
AA Range: 2 - 5%
Substitute: Tettnang, Spalt, Ultra (some would claim there is nosubstitute)


Name: Spalt
Grown: Germany/US
Profile: Mild, pleasant, slightly spicy
Usage: Aroma/finishing/flavoring, some bittering
AA Range: 3 - 6%
Substitute: Saaz, Tettnang, Ultra


Name: Styrian Goldings
Grown: Yugoslavia (seedless Fuggles grown in Yugoslavia), also grown in US
Profile: Similar to Fuggles
Usage: Bittering/finishing/dry hopping for a wide variety of beers, popular in Europe, especially UK.
Example: Ind Coope's Burton Ale, Timothy Taylor's Landlord
AA Range: 4.5 - 7
Substitute: Fuggles, Willamette






Name: Tettnang
Grown: Germany, US
Profile: Fine, spicy aroma
Usage: Finishing for German style beers
Example: Gulpener Pilsener, Sam Adam's Oktoberfest, Anderson Valley ESB, Redhook ESB
AA Range: 3 - 6%
Substitute: Saaz, Spalt, Ultra


Name: Willamette
Grown: US
Profile: Mild, spicy, grassy, floral aroma
Usage: Finishing / dry hopping for American / British style ales
Example: Sierra Nevada Porter, Ballard Bitter, Anderson Valley Boont Amber, Redhook ESB
AA Range: 4 - 7%
Substitute: Fuggles


Name: Whitbread Goldings Variety (WGV)
Grown: UK
Profile: Flowery, fruity, a cross between Goldings and a Fuggle.
Usage: Often combined with other varieties in Bitters
Example: Whitbread Best Bitter
AA Range: 4 - 5%
Substitute: Progress, Fuggles, EKG


Name: Ultra
Grown: US
Profile: Very fine, mild, spicy with floral notes
Usage: Excellent finishing hop for Pilsner and German style lagers.
Example: (too new)
AA Range: 2-5%
Substitute: Any Noble hop, Crystal, Liberty, Mt. Hood



 
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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That information IS in the wiki in much more depth if anyone wants it. And in several other threads. Such as the incredibly thorough Recipe Formulation & Ingredients Descriptions thread by Deathbrewer

But good job anyway, I just hope you cut and pasted it rather than spending hours typing it up from scratch.

We don't have a hop forum, but we don't have a grain or water or yeast forum either, and yet we manage to discuss all those things just fine.


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Old 09-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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We do have a "Fermentation and Yeast" forum.
+1 for a "Bittering and Hops" forum.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #4
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Where's the beard grooming subforum??
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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Where's the Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo??

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #6

Pick up the BYO Hop Lover's Guide or whatever it's called. Good info. But a whole sub-forum on hops would be overkill...then again I'm a malt guy!
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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Probably hanging out with the "Hip" forum... Underground.

Get it?

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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Probably hanging out with the "Hip" forum... Underground.

Get it?
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/

That is a link to our hop growing forum. (HBT)



 
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