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Galena

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: USA
Noble: No
Uses: bittering
Beer styles: English ales
Substitutions: Bullion
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 11-14 %
Beta Acids: 7-9 %
Cohumulone: 32-42 %
Myrcene: 55-60 %
Humulene: 10-15 %
Caryophyllene: 3-5.5 %
Farnesene: less than 1 %
Total Oil: 0.9-1.3 %
Storage

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

75-80 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: good
Harvest: mid to late season

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page


Galena is a high-alpha hop variety developed by the Iowa state breeding program in 1968 by open pollination from Brewer's Gold and released to the trade in 1978. Because of its strong, clean bitterness, it is said to be among the most common bittering hops used in America. It is sensitive to growing conditions and can be more difficult to grow outside of the Northwest. Galena has a strong fruity/black currant aroma similar to Bullion.