Willamette Hops

Willamette HopsIf you are looking for a moderately low alpha acid hop variety with a mild and pleasant spicy aroma then consider using Willamette hops…

The relatively high oil content makes Willamette hops a quality aroma hop, though it’s bittering potential is still good for your more subtle bitter beer styles…

Some of the more popular beer styles where you’ll see this hop variety used is English Style Ales, US Pale Ale and Brown Ales…

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

Willamette Hop Profile

Alpha:Beta Ratio: 1.1
Alpha Acids: 4.0 – 6.0%
Beta Acids:
3.5 – 4.5%
Co-humulone:
30 – 35% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 1.0 – 1.5 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 20 – 30% of total oils
Humulene: 20 – 30% of total oils

Some hop substitutes you may want to consider are US Fuggle hops, Tettnang Hops or Styrian Golding Hops…