(General AA range 3-5.5%) A very nice mellow spicy hop with great flavor with citrus tones. Hallertau Mittelfruh is considered to be the highest grade Hallertau Noble hop available. Use this hop for all traditional lagers, Belgian ales, or any European ales.
Country of origin: Germany
Year of harvest: 2018
Alpha Acids: 3.0 – 5.5%
Beta Acids: 3.0 – 5.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.60 – 1.83
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 23 – 26%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.7 – 1.3
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 50 – 60%
Hop substitution: Liberty, German Tradition, Ultra
Use as finishing hops for larger home brews or that perfect amount for your own 5 Litre Small Batch Brew recipe creations.
HOW TO USE THE HALLERTAU HOPS?
1.Boiling gives maximum bitterness. Boil the hops in about 1 litre of water, preferably with about 100 grams of malt extract. Boil for at least 5 minutes. The longer you boil the hops the more bitterness you will impart. Use this hot liquid in place of some of the hot water you use to mix up your other ingredients.
2.Steeping gives some bitterness and some flavour. Let the hops steep in about 500ml of very hot water for about 15 minutes while you prepare the rest of your ingredients. Again use this liquid in place of some of your hot mixing water.
3.Whole hopping gives a bit of everything. Simply add the hops directly to the fermenter when you add the hot water to mix your ingredients. This is the easiest and perhaps the best to try for your first time.
4.Dry or post-fermentation hopping gives aroma to the finished beer. Just add the hops to the fermenter once the peak of fermentation has passed. That is, once the head of foam on the fermenting beer has started to subside and once movement in the airlock has slowed.