Mt Hood Hops

Mt Hood HopsIf you are looking for a mild bittering hop with German aroma characteristics similar to Hallertauer or Hersbrucker hops, then consider using Mt Hood hops…

This hop variety has a slightly higher alpha acid content than your German hops and it’s good for bittering, but it has a somewhat pungent aroma so it is usually used more as an aroma hop…

Some of the more popular beer styles that use this hop are Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat, Alt, and Munich Helles…

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

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 1.0
Alpha Acids: 4.0 – 8.0%
Beta Acids:
5.0 – 7.5%
22 – 27% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 1.0 – 1.3 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 30 – 65% of total oils
Humulene: 15 – 35% of total oils

Some possible hop susbtitutions are Hallertau hops, Hersbrucker hops, Crystal hops, and Strisselspalt hops…