Centennial Hops

Centennial HopsIf you are looking for a medium intensity aroma hop known to spit out floral and citrus characteristics then Centennial hops may be your choice…

The moderate levels of alpha acids and aromatic oils makes this hop a good dual purpose hops (bittering or aroma hop)…

This is a very popular hop variety used in American style ales, especially west coast ales like IPAs, Amber ales or Pale ales…

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop:

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 2.6
Alpha Acids: 9.5 – 11.5%
Beta Acids:
3.5 – 4.5%
Co-humulone:
28 -30% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 1.5 – 2.5 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 45 – 60% of total oils
Humulone: 10 – 18% of total oils

Some possible substitutions for this hop could be Cascade hops for aroma (though cascade is also a bit spicy) or Columbus hops for bittering hops…

A good beer recipe where I’ve used Centennial hops is my American amber ale

American Amber ale (Extract Version)
5 lbs Briess Pilsen DME
12 oz Caramel Malt 120 °L
8 oz Caramel Malt 40 °L
8 oz Carapils

1 oz Centennial hops (60 min)
.5 oz Cascade hops (30 min)
.5 oz Cascade hops (15 min)

Wyeast 1450 – Denny’s Favorite 50

American Amber ale (All-grain Version)
7.75  lbs 2-row pale
12 oz Caramel Malt 120 °L
8 oz Caramel Malt 40 °L
8 oz Carapils

1 oz Centennial hops (60 min)
.5 oz Cascade hops (30 min)
.5 oz Cascade hops (15 min)

Wyeast 1450 – Denny’s Favorite 50

RO Water
1 tsp Calcium Chloride

Mash @ 152 °F