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Ahtanum Hops (Pellets)

Ahtanum Hops (Pellets)

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This American grown dual purpose hop is a popular addition to many beer styles. Moderate bittering power and a strong aroma are usually used to compliment Pale Ales, Lagers, and IPAs. Expect an aroma of bright citrus and floral with hints of earth and pine. Considered very similar to Cascade hops. 

Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 5.7 – 6.3%
Beta Acids: 5.0 – 6.5%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: .9 - 1.26
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 30 – 35%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.8 – 1.2
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): Fair to Good
Similar Hop Varieties: Cascade, AMARILLO® hops

AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

California Recipients: See Proposition 65 Information
Flavor and AromaCitrus, Floral
Alpha AcidsLow
Total Oil ContentHigh
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Experimenting with it as a finishing hop
Neil W on Sep 27, 2018
Experimenting with it as a finishing hop
Neil W on Sep 27, 2018

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Attempt towards breaking from tradition!
When I first saw this hop, I was uncertain of how to pronounce it. Is it AH-tan-um or ah-TA-num? No matter, in this hop I found a potential to change a tradition. The tradition of adding a noble hop such as Hallertau or Tettnanger to a Belgian Ale. This hop was added to a batch of 156, our "Belgian" style Trippel as our bittering hop. The bitterness was gentle and was not cloying. It rode well and enhanced the malty profile and supported the gentle tartness of the hibiscus. In this first test, I was indeed pleased with the profile and recommend it for some other Belgian types.
December 1, 2015