Quantcast

Sterling alpha acid

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Nick Z

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2019
Messages
242
Reaction score
35
I wanted to get some opinions on this.

I recently ordered some hops Yakima Valley Hops. Good folks. I've gotten hops there before. One of the packets didn't come with the sticker saying what it was and the alpha acid. I figured out that it was Sterling but I didn't know the AA so I contacted them.

They said the alpha acid was 12.4%. Isn't that extremely high for that hop? That's as high as my Magnum hops. I e-mailed them back about it and haven't heard anything yet. Could their alph acid percentage be correct?

Thanks in advance.
 

day_trippr

"Feeling much better now, thanks"
Joined
May 31, 2011
Messages
33,975
Reaction score
15,284
Location
Stow, MA
Yeah, 12.4% is way off the scale for that strain. Hopefully someone from YVH will straighten that out for you...

Cheers!
 
OP
N

Nick Z

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 23, 2019
Messages
242
Reaction score
35
Yeah, 12.4% is way off the scale for that strain. Hopefully someone from YVH will straighten that out for you...

Cheers!
If they don't get back to me can I even use those hops? It'll be hard to calculate IBUs.
 

hottpeper13

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
968
Reaction score
260
Location
Mequon
My last lb i got was at 12.2 AA and they're GREAT(Tony the Tiger) They have less of a bite then Saaz. I use them in all kinds of beer...Kolsch, Pils, Light lager,marzens, you get the picture. In fact since I found this hop I stopped buying Saaz.
 
Top