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Hops

Hops

Hops are generally divided into three categories:

1. AROMA HOPS. These varieties are usually low in alpha acids but high in essential oils. Brewers wishing to create high class, heavily hopped beers should use aroma hops for all three purposes. The bitterness imparted by aroma hops such as Goldings or Tettnang is totally different from that derived from high alpha varieties such as Northern Brewer or Target.

2. DUAL PURPOSE HOPS. Some varieties, although high in alpha acids, have quite acceptable aroma properties. These can be used for boiling and late additions but are usually unsuitable for dry hopping.

3. COPPER HOPS. Use only where low bitterness levels are required. Can be used in dark beers employing large amounts of roasted grain.

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  1. WGV Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

    WGV Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

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    W.G.V. - Whitbread Golding Variety (UK) - Alpha Acid 5.0 - 8.0%

    Originally bred by Whitbread's Brewery, this variety displays both Goldings and Fuggles characteristics. Although very fine ales can be made using WGV exclusively, they are usually used in combination with other varieties. Learn More

  2. Target Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

    Target Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

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    Target (UK) - Alpha Acid 10.5 - 11.5%

    Target is by far the most widely grown variety in Britain due to its heavy cropping, excellent resistance to disease and high alpha acid content. It now takes up almost a third of the total acreage although this is sure to decrease as the new dwarf varieties become more popular. Although recognised by some brewers as an aroma hop, Target is at its best in the copper for the production of beers with a low bitterness. Commercially, Target is used extensively in keg beers for economical reasons. Its powerful flavour would be overwhelming in more assertive brews. Used with discretion in combination with fine aroma hops, however, excellent Bitters and Pale Ales can be produced. Learn More

  3. Stryian Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

    Stryian Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

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    Styrian Goldings (Slovenia) - Alpha Acid 3.0 - 6.0%

    After their indigenous varieties were exterminated by powdery mildew in 1930, the Yugoslavians imported Fuggles from England , probably under the name 'Fuggles Goldings' as at that time Fuggles were considered to be inferior to Goldings. Since then they have been known as Styrian Goldings. Although essentially Fuggles, they have a beautiful perfumey aroma which lends itself to both Continental Lagers and the less malty English ales. Many English brewers use these for late and dry hopping Bitters. Learn More

  4. Northern Brewer Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

    Northern Brewer Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

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    Northern Brewer (Germany) - Alpha Acid 10.0 - 11.0%

    Although originally developed in Britain, Northern Brewer is now grown almost exclusively in Germany . It is very versatile in that it can be used to provide bitterness in both Ales and Lagers. Its low aroma requires it to be used with other, more flavourful hops for the best results. Learn More

  5. Northdown Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

    Northdown Vacuum Packed Leaf Hops 100grm

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    Northdown (UK) - Alpha Acid 7.0 - 10.0%

    Northdown is a seedling of Northern Brewer, which is no longer grown in Britain. It retains much of its parent's fine bittering properties but has a much-improved aroma.. Although Northdown can be used on its own to good effect, especially in darker styles of beer, it is the ideal accompaniment to aroma hops such as Fuggles or Progress. It is particularly suited to Irish Stout Learn More

  6. Hop Pellets Willamette 100grm

    Hop Pellets Willamette 100grm

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    Willamette (USA) - Alpha Acid 4.0 - 6.0%

    Although originally bred from the Fuggle, Willamette is now regarded as an aroma variety in it's own right. It's blackcurrant/herbal aroma is quite distinctive and can be used to great affect in all ale styles.

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  7. Hop Pellets Saaz 100grm

    Hop Pellets Saaz 100grm

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    Saaz (Czech Republic) - Alpha Acid 2.0 - 5.0%

    The classic Pilsner hop from the Czech Republic is used in many of the world's finest beers, including the exceptional Pilsner Urquell. It's beautiful aroma and delicate bitterness make it suitable for many styles. The Altbier brewers of Düsseldorf use vast quantities of Saaz to achieve the very high bitterness levels required for this style.

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  8. Hop Pellets Progress 100grm

    Hop Pellets Progress 100grm

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    Progress (UK) - Alpha Acid 5.0 - 7.5%

    Originally grown as a Fuggles replacement, Progress is a very versatile hop that combines fine aroma properties with a respectable alpha acid content. It seems to be at its best when combined with Goldings in high class Bitters and Pale Ales.

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  9. Hop Pellets Pilgrims 100grm

    Hop Pellets Pilgrims 100grm

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    Pilgrim (UK) - Alpha Acid 11.0 - 12.5%

    Only developed by Wye College in 2000, Pilgrim has already proved popular as an alternative to the more traditional high-alpha hops such as Northdown and Northern Brewer.  It is a true dual purpose hop as, besides its high bittering power, Pilgrim possesses excellent aromatic properties.

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  10. Hop Pellets Mosaic 100grm

    Hop Pellets Mosaic 100grm

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    Mosaic Hops Usage: Bittering, flavor and aroma. Learn More

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