Crystal Hops

Crystal HopsIf you are looking for a mild bittering hop that will add a spicy and flowery touch to your brews then Crystal may be a good option…

The moderate levels of alpha acids and total oils make this a perfect dual purpose hop (bittering and aroma), especially for lighter beers…

Some of the most common beer styles where these hops are used are Pilsners, Lager, Kölsch, ESB, Alt, and Belgian-Style Ales… basically beers that are known for their spicyness…

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

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 1.0
Alpha Acids: 3.5 – 5.5%
Beta Acids:
4.5 – 6.7%
Co-humulone:
20 -26% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 0.8 – 2.1 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 40 – 65% of total oils
Humulone: 18 – 24% of total oils

Some possible substitutions for this hop could be Mt. Hood, Hersbruck, French Strisselspalt, Liberty, or Hallertau Hops… all have moderate alpha acid content and are either mild, or spicy…