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Czech Saaz Hops (Pellets)

Czech Saaz Hops (Pellets)

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Traditional Czech Saaz hops are most commonly chosen for aromatic additions to Pilsners and Lagers, but also work well in Light Ales and Belgians. Though alpha acids are low, they are used for both bittering and an aroma of pleasant earthy, herbal and floral notes. You can finish just about any Lager recipe with this versatile hop. Even though it has a low alpha-acid content you will find many traditional recipes using this hop for both bittering and for flavor/aroma additions.


Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 2.0 – 5.0%
Beta Acids: 7.0 – 8.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.25 - .71
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 24 – 28%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.4 – 0.7
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 45 – 55%
Similar Hop Varieties: U.S. Saaz, Sterling

Flavor and AromaFloral, Citrus, Spicy, Herbal, Noble
Alpha AcidsLow
Total Oil ContentAverage
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Greg S on Feb 7, 2020
Jennifer B on Feb 5, 2020
Greg S on Feb 7, 2020
Making a Czech Pilsner, no other hop will do
Ken V on Feb 6, 2020
Jennifer B on Feb 5, 2020
Making a wheat beer
David G on Jan 14, 2020
Like these hops
Dmitry B on Jan 7, 2020
making german lagers
Ryan K on Jan 3, 2020
To brew
Gregory P on Jan 3, 2020
Walking g dead beer
KJ H on Dec 28, 2019
Angel S on Dec 18, 2019
I like it
Sean R on Dec 17, 2019
Good price for a hop I use frequently.
William B on Dec 13, 2019
Lagers and pale ales
Chris C on Nov 19, 2019
Need them for an Imperial Pilsner I plan to brew soon
Stephen M. J on Nov 14, 2019
I like these in my favorite SMaSH recipe.
Michael H on Nov 14, 2019
Recommended hops for a Bohemian Pilsner
Justin Y on Nov 1, 2019
previous recipe
Roberto L D on Oct 21, 2019
For my Pilsner and Kolsch
EdR on Oct 12, 2019
I like the Saaz for Bohemian Pilsner lager.
Daniel B on Oct 7, 2019
Specific to a recipe
Chris on Sep 30, 2019
for a recipe
Phillip G on Sep 16, 2019
home brewing
Mark B on Sep 10, 2019
Cone hops shipped separately
Joe F on Sep 2, 2019
Cone hops shipped separately
Joe F on Sep 2, 2019
for a brew
John V on Aug 28, 2019
making a pilsner
Matt B on Aug 28, 2019
Recipe ingredient
Joseph K on Aug 28, 2019
I routinely make a dunkelweizen with this hop
Andrew C on Aug 28, 2019
recipe calls for this variety
Steven R on Aug 28, 2019
love this hop
Clark J on Aug 28, 2019
Because it's part of my recipe
Ernie S on Aug 28, 2019
For the next batch of Czech Pilsner
Derek W on Aug 28, 2019
I am making a Bohemian Pilsener
Daniel b on Aug 28, 2019
for a lager recipe
Christian C on Jun 18, 2019
Need for a recipe
Kenneth M on Jun 17, 2019
Rick G on Jun 12, 2019
For lite ale recipe
Valued C on Jun 4, 2019
RHETT W on Jun 1, 2019
My favorite hops ever!
Mark W on May 16, 2019
Vienna Lager, others
Chuck B on May 10, 2019
gotta have pilsner hops
steven a on May 7, 2019
good hop
Nicholas C Trausch on Apr 28, 2019
Brewing a Pilsner
Peter Place on Apr 5, 2019
Brewing some lagers
Stephen Amaral on Apr 4, 2019
Recipe for Duval
John Burke on Apr 4, 2019
A recipe calls for it
Mary McCloud on Mar 26, 2019
per recipe
Salvatore F on Mar 22, 2019
Required ingredient for a competition
Valued C on Mar 19, 2019
Mark E on Mar 8, 2019
For Belgian Strong Ale and Pilsners
Isaac Ramsey on Mar 5, 2019
Why not
David price on Mar 5, 2019
Making a Czech Pilsner, no other hop will do
Ken V on Feb 6, 2020
Making a wheat beer
David G on Jan 14, 2020
Are these CZ Saaz hop pellets imported or domestic? Are they 2017 Harvest?
Cory Nichols on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we can't give a general answer of the crop year for the hops since our inventory is constantly changing and we always do our best to provide the freshest hops possible. If you're ever concerned with the quality of the hops, we're happy to help you out.

These hops are imported Czech Saaz.

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My czech Pilsner is so tastey
I use these hops...a lot! Great quality at a price that doesn't break the bank.
January 3, 2020
2 months ago
Default Noble Hops
I use Saaz in many European style beers from German Lagers to Belgian Blondes and Triples,

Cost point is great for 1lbs and the packaging is excellent with a zipper to keep freshness for leftovers between batches.
January 2, 2020
2 months ago
Great for Czech Pilsner
Great addition for my Czech style Pilsner.
November 27, 2019
4 months ago
can't imagine a pilsner without these
Spicy, pungent aroma that works perfect in a pilsner, i used 6 oz in my 5 gal batch... could have used even more!
March 20, 2019
1 year ago
This is by far my favorite hop!!
September 3, 2018
1 year ago
czech saaz
Wanna have a great lager? Use czech saaz hops.
August 18, 2018
1 year ago
Shipped in nice air tight packaging and when I weighed the hops the weight was correct.
July 30, 2018
1 year ago
Fast shipping as advertised.
March 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great hops for a Czech style Pilsner.
Great product! Brewing a traditional Czech Pils, Czech Saaz hop pellets are a perfect match.
February 25, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great for Kolsch recipes!
I made a Kolsch with these Saaz hops, and it turned out great. They added just the right amount of bitterness while allowing the flavor of the malt to come through.
February 4, 2018
over 2 years ago