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By Casey McAdams

Brewing 102 Class Notes January 24, 2012 in by Casey McAdams

As promised the Brewing 102 class notes are now available for download. I hope everyone had fun at the class.

Cheers!

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Ever thought about growing your own hops. It’s easy and with a little amount of work you will end up with more hops than you can use. All rhizomes are $4.00 per start, here are the varieties available.

Brewers Gold It also imparts a fruity yet spicy aroma as well as having a black currant characteristic. 8-10%

Cascade  

Flowers, citrus and spice with grapefruit imparts a noticeable fragrance quite often. Very popular hop among craft brewers.

4-7%      
Centennial  

Flowers & citrus most evident. A medium aroma with mid to high bittering value makes it a dual purpose choice.

8-11%      
Chinook  

A pine forest washed with exotic spice and infused with grapefruit. This alluring aroma and a high bittering value has gained this hop full respect from craft & major brewers.

11-13%      
Fuggle  

Classic English aroma hop with moderate bittering value. Pleasant wood and fruit tones will have you heading off to the hunt.

4.0-5.5%      
Galena

 

 

Kent Golding

Clean, crisp bitterness. Possible grape & peach aromas as well as grassy, woody notes.

 

 

The refined older English gentleman with his flowery tones that have produced some of England’s best bitters.

11-14

 

 

 

4-5%

     
Mt. Hood  

Hybrid of Hallertau with similar mild flower/spice aroma characteristics with a hint more of the forest. “Clean” commonly describes it.

5-7%      
Northern Brewer  

A plucky American filly found herself an affable English suitor and the happy union was this well-adapted hop with its neutral, clean aroma. Used in California Common style. Dual purpose.

7-9%      
Nugget  

Strong herbal/slight spice aroma and high bittering value (along with desirable growing traits) has brought this hop variety to the forefront of the industry.

11-14      
 

Sterling

 

 

 

 

Willamette

 

Fine, Rustic, Earthy, Spicy. Similar to Saaz.

 

 

 

The king of aroma hops in the U.S. with its modest bittering value and the joyous harmony of flowers, fruit, earth and spice.

 

6-9%

 

 

 

 

4-6%

     
           
           
Zeus Pungent aromatic high-alpha hop. Similar, if not identical, to Columbus/Tomahawk. 14-16      
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