Currently Available as of 5/24/14  

PELATIZED FRESH HOPS

DOMESTIC / EUROPEAN / BRITISH/ NEW ZEALAND

   Our hops are purchased directly from the producer. They are received vacuum sealed, re-packed in one pound air-tight jars, and immediately frozen. You weigh them into oxygen barrier bags. Store in your freezer.

     Our general limit is 4 ozs per purchase per variety.

                            Need a little extra for your recipe?                               

Okay, but no hoarding. It's not fair to your fellow brewers!

2014 HOP PRICES

 

 THE HOME BEER/WINE/CHEESEMAKING SHOP, WOODLAND HILLS, CA    

818-884-8586

                                                   

DOMESTIC PELLETS

HOP VARIETY

General Use:

Substitutions For:

ALPHA ACIDITY

Measure of Hop Strength/Intensity.

The Higher the Number, the Stronger the Hop.

CO-HUMULONE

(% of the Alpha Acidity)

Measure of the "Cleanness"/"Niceness" of the Hop Bitterness. Lower is better.

  AHTANUM

Similar citrus/floral spice as Cascade

Cascade/Amarillo/Simcoe

4.5%%

32%

AMARILLO

Viewed as a Cascade type.

Centennial/Chinook/Ahtanum

8.2%

21-24%

APOLLO

Characterized by its exceptionally high percentage of alpha acids, excellent storage stability of alpha acids, low CoH value for an alpha variety.

8.2%

25%

BRAVO

A second generation super high alpha variety. It has good resistance to powdery mildew. Bravo is an excellent bittering hop that provides pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics.

8.2%

35-40%

BULLION

A classic bittering hop with pronounced "American" aroma.

8.2%

35-40%

BREWERS GOLD

Generally used as a bittering hop.

Bullion

4.6%

40-48%

DOMESTIC CASCADE

Aroma variety with a well-balanced bitterness. Great citrusy, floral intensity.

Centennial/Amarillo/Columbus

6.0%

34%

CENTENNIAL

Excellent all-purpose hop with floral and citrus tones. Very balanced, sometimes called a super Cascade.

Cascade, possibly Columbus or Chinook. Analytically a blend of 70% Cascade and 30% Columbus will give similar profile.

9.0%

33%

CITRA

Citra Brand hops have fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content.

Citra Brand hops imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

6.5%

23%

CLUSTER

Excellent all-purpose hop with well-balanced bittering and no undesirable aroma properties.

Galena/possibly Northern Brewer

6.5%

36-42%

COLUMBUS

Originated for high alpha. Also popular for aromatic oil properties. Great for dry-hopping.

Nugget/Chinook/Target/Northern Brewer/possibly Centennial

13.6%

30-35%

CRYSTAL

Viewed as the most pungent of the new Hallertau family.

Mt. Hood/Hallertau/Strisselspalt/Liberty

3.1%

20-26%

GALENA

Excellent high alpha hop with balanced bittering and good aroma profile.

Nugget

12.9%

38-42%

                  HORIZON

Dual-purpose hop with medium alpha and good aromas. Low co-humulone for a "clean" taste.

Magnum

11.3%

16-19%

LIBERTY

Aroma variety with close similarities to German aroma varieties, especially Hallertau.

Hallertau/Tradition/Mt. Hood/possibly Spalt

5.2%

25%

MAGNUM

Increasing acceptance as a clean bittering hop.

German Magnum, possibly Horizon

13.0%

24-28%

  MT. HOOD

Aroma variety with marked similarities to Hallertau.

Crystal/Strisselspalt/Hallertau

4.0%

22-23%

               MT. RAINIER

Excellent floral/noble aromas similar to Hallertau with more bittering strength.

6.2% 22%

                 NEWPORT

Strong bittering hop used successfully by Rouge Brewing, Newport, Oregon.

Chinook etc.

11.1% 36-38

                  NUGGET

A high alpha hop with good aroma profile.

Galena/Magnum/Columbus/Target

13.6%

24-30%

                 PALISADES

Dual-purpose hop. Both good, noble aroma and bittering  properties.

Perle/German Tettnang

7.4%

26%

PERLE

Dual-purpose hop. Moderate bitterness with German-type aroma profile.

Northern Brewer

6.2%

27-32%

               SANTIAM

New American hop that contains noble/fine aroma character.  
Low co-humulone.

Tettnang/Spalt/Select

3.6%

22-24%

                  SIMCOE

New high alpha hop with low co-humulone for good bitterness. Also good aromatic qualities.

11.9%

15-20%

               STERLING

Similar to a Saaz-Mt. Hood combination. Relatively low co-humulone for good bitterness.

Saaz

5.3%

24%

                 SUMMIT

Strong orange and tangerine citrus notes . "Wickedly piney, citrusey finish". Low co-humulone for a  better bitterness.

Simcoe and others, "Piney/Citrusy"

18.1%

27.6%

                VANGARD

Still being tested in the micro-brewing industry. Low co-humulone for a better bitterness. Good acceptance.

Hallertau/Mt. Hood/Liberty

4.5%

14-16%

                WARRIOR

New hop with much flavor potential and stabile storage. Moderate co-humulone for a clean/better bitterness.

Nugget/Columbus

15.4%

24-?%

WILLAMETTE

Top quality aroma hop.

Fuggles/Tettnang/Styrian Goldings

4.6%

30-35%

 

EUROPEAN PELLETS

HOP VARIETY

General Use:

Substitutions For:

ALPHA ACIDITY

Measure of Hop Strength/Intensity.

The Higher the Number, the Stronger the Hop.

CO-HUMULONE

(% of the Alpha Acidity)

Measure of the "Cleanness"/"Niceness" of the Hop Bitterness. Lower is better.

HALLERTAU MITTLEFRUH
(GERMAN)

The classic German noble/fine aroma hop.

Liberty/Tradition/Ultra/Hersbruck

2.2%

17-24%

NORTHERN BREWERS
(GERMAN)

Classic No. Brewer grown in Germany. Good dual purpose.

Nugget like hops

9.5%

25-30%

                             PREMIANT
                            (CZECH)

             Pleasant/spicy aroma and higher and balanced bitterness. Used in Czech breweries for the second addition.

Perle/Saaz/Sterling

7.1%

23%

SAAZ
(CZECH)

A classic Slovenian noble/fine hop.

Polish Lublin/Sterling

3.6%

24-28%

SELECT
(GERMAN)

Bred to be like Spalt/Tettnang/Saaz.

Spalt/Tettnang/Saaz/Hallertau

4.9%

21-25%

SPALT
(GERMAN) 

Traditional with fine/noble aroma.

Saaz/Tettnang/Select

4.5%

23-38%

STRISSELSPALT
(FRENCH) 

Good to very good aroma hop.

Mt. Hood/Crystal/Hallertau

1.8%

20-25%

STYRIAN AURORA / GOLDINGS
(SLOVENIAN)

An ecotype of Fuggles grown in Slovenia. World renowned aroma hop.

Fuggles/Willamette/Glacier

3.5%

25-36%

TETTNANG
(GERMAN)

Traditional with very fine/noble aroma.

Spalt/Select/Saaz/Hallertau

2.5%

23-29%

TRADITION
(GERMAN)

Grown to replace Hallertau.

Liberty/Hallertau

6.0%

26-29%

 

BRITISH PELLETS

HOP VARIETY

General Use:

Substitutions For:

ALPHA ACIDITY

Measure of Hop Strength/Intensity.

The Higher the Number, the Stronger the Hop.

CO-HUMULONE

(% of the Alpha Acidity)

Measure of the "Cleanness"/"Niceness" of the Hop Bitterness. Lower is better.

BRAMBLING CROSS

Dual Purpose Hop developed in 1965 by Professor Salmon at Wye College, England. A cross between the Bramling goldings variety and a wild Canadian Manitoban hop.

Known to impart an "American" aroma in some strains.

6.9%

20-25%

CHALLENGER

True dual-purpose with moderate alpha combined with a good kettle aroma.

Perle/Northern Brewer

8.9%

20-25%

FIRST GOLD

The first English commercial grown dwarf hop, released in 1995 and bred by Wye College in Kent. A cross-pollination of Whitbread Golding Variety (WGV) and a dwarf male. Its aroma resembles a mixture of Goldings and Challenger hops . The alpha acid content ranges from 6.5% to 8.5%.

A mix of East Kent Goldings and Crystal (for the cinnamon)

6.4%

23-30%

FUGGLES

Long associated with typical English ale brewing. Imparts good hop aroma and late-hop flavor.

Willamette/Styrian Goldings

4.5%

23-30%

KENT GOLDINGS

The classic English ale hop. Grown in East Kent, between Dover and London, it is used extensively for kettle hopping and dry hopping.

WGV/Progress

7.2%

20-25%

NORTHDOWN

Dual purpose hop in England developed in 1970s.  Relative of Challenger and Target. Very resiny.

Phoenix or blend of Goldings and Brewers Gold.

9.4%

  PHOENIX

Dual-purpose English hop, mild aroma and slightly spicy flavor.

Challenger

9.0%

 

  PILGRIM

Bred at the Horticultural Research Institute in Wye, England. Released 2000.

Dual purpose with lemon tones.

9.5%

 

  PROGRESS

Higher alpha English hop developed in the 1960s as a replacement for Fuggles.

 Often used with Goldings

6.6%

 

  SOVEREIGN

Fruity flavors and aromas. Peach overtones. Soft, balanced bittering.

Fuggles/Willamette

4.6%

 

TARGET

A high alpha variety with an acceptable to desireable kettle hop aroma.

Fuggles/Willamette

9.8%

29-35%

W.G.V.

Bred by Edward Albert White of Yalding, Kent, England in 1911 from open pollination of Bates Brewer. It acquired the name Whitbread Golding after the brewery bought the farms in 1920 when Mr White retired. Whitbread did not acknowledge the work Mr White had achieved in hop cultivation by keeping his name. It is not a true golding but also not dissimilar it is more robust with distinguishing sweet fruity note.

7.1%

32-36%

Additional web-info:  www.hopunion.com  

 

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