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Saaz Hops (Whole Cone)

Saaz Hops (Whole Cone)

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Description

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, Czech Saaz is used for both bitterng 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.

Whole cone hops are typically the preffered format for dry hopping as they maintain contact with the beer by floating, they are easier to remove than pellets and they add a unique character to the beer. Adding whole cone hops directly to the mash tun is also a great way to add some extra hop flavor and to clarify your wort as it filters through the flowers.

 

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

StorabilityN/A
FormatWhole
OriginCzech
Flavor and AromaFloral, Citrus, Spicy, Herbal, Noble
Alpha AcidsLow
UseAroma/Flavor
Total Oil ContentLow
CohumuloneAverage
Community Q&A

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love brewing with noble hops
James S on Dec 3, 2018
try to reduce hop sludge
Greg S on Oct 9, 2018
love brewing with noble hops
James S on Dec 3, 2018
noble hop user
James S on Nov 17, 2018
try to reduce hop sludge
Greg S on Oct 9, 2018
Fear the Walking Dead
Mike D on Sep 25, 2018
Got a heavy fall lager brew schedule
Edwin Wood on Aug 18, 2018
Great Fresh Hops
David T D on Aug 16, 2018
Dry hopping for a Pilsner
Benjamin B on Jul 30, 2018
Lupulos for a good dry hop
Cristian Torres S on Jul 20, 2018
I hop my cream ales with Czech Saaz hops - split my batch between an ale and Czech Pils White Labs yeast. Pils version comes out nice and crisp after a long lager process
Stephen M. J on Jun 30, 2018
This hop is required for my Czech Pilsner. Thanks to MoreBeer customer service for answering my questions about this hop.
Brian O on Jun 11, 2018
Prefer whole leaf hops
Shaun N on May 31, 2018
whole flowers
Michael M on May 21, 2018
because I wanted whole hops...
Stephen M on May 1, 2018
Needed alternate to spalter, but in leaf form
Mark on Apr 27, 2018
Prefer flavor of whole cone
Joe S on Apr 6, 2018
Because I need some for subsequent brewing
ralph c on Feb 26, 2018
prefer whole hops to make a filter bed in boil kettle
Larry B on Feb 14, 2018
I'll be brewing a Pils
Donald B on Feb 12, 2018
dry hop saison
John B on Feb 9, 2018
noble hop user
James S on Nov 17, 2018
Fear the Walking Dead
Mike D on Sep 25, 2018
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Saaz
Best HOPS ever bought from More beer
December 9, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
The real Slav
Ya gotta have great ingredients to make great beer. Too bad this isn't tasty-vision...
Czech Pilsner
Czech Pilsner
December 2, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Key to delving into Belgium quad
September 1, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Review Stating AA% is 13.1% is Incorrect! Confirmed it's 3.1%
I purchased one pound of these hops and the label stated the AA% is 13.1%. This seemed like a typo and I speculated the AA% was actually 3.1%. I corresponded with MoreBeer! and they confirmed the alpha acid percentage is actually 3.1% and not the 13.1% as labeled. So, hop your BoPils with confidence, knowing the AA% is not actually through the roof. Hopefully, they'll get the labeling corrected. In terms of the hops themselves, I brewed two batches of Bohemian Pilsner recently and, while the lagering is not yet complete I will say that the hop character is exactly what I was after and is, subjectively, superior to the Saaz pellets I previously used. You will lose more wort with the whole hops but it's worth it to get the classic Czech Pilsner result.
August 6, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
The best hop for Pilsen beer!!!
March 21, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Great hops
Great hops. Bought in bulk, as I used this variety a lot.
March 17, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Czech Saaz Hops
I much prefer whole flower hops vs. pellets. Great product!
March 1, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Awesome product, well packaged and superior flavor.
Love it! Loose leaf in secondary
Love it! Loose leaf in secondary
February 28, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
AA content too high
Listed AA is 2-5, these are 13.1. More like American Saaz then Czech.
February 14, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago