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Sterling Hops (Pellets)

Sterling Hops (Pellets)

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Description

Sterling is a great substitute for Saaz due to a similar spice aroma. This hop is very similar to Santiam but not as floral. Best described as herbal and spicy, with a hint of floral, citrus (lemon/pineapple) characteristics. Ideal for all Lagers, Belgian ales, and Wheat ales.

Hop Statistics:
Alpha Acids: 6.0 – 9.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 6.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: .64 –1.55
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 22 – 28%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.3 – 1.9
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 60 – 75%
Similar Hop Varieties: Czech Saaz

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Stout recipe
Andrew H on Oct 26, 2022
should go with the style
Jason K on May 19, 2022
Stout recipe
Andrew H on Oct 26, 2022
because the recipe called for this
Derek T on Sep 7, 2022
should go with the style
Jason K on May 19, 2022
Great price
Steve R on Aug 27, 2021
makes beer
Gary K on May 25, 2021
Recipe
Christopher C on Mar 20, 2021
I need it to brew beer
Valued C on Feb 25, 2021
For use as sub for Saaz in Blonde Ale
Dwain Pannell on Jan 5, 2021
need
Valued C on Dec 8, 2020
saison recipe called for it
David R on Aug 12, 2020
For wheat beer
Teresa L on Apr 23, 2020
american lager
Donald T F on May 10, 2019
To make pre-prohibition lager
Jason M on Jan 8, 2019
love this hop
Edward s P on Dec 12, 2018
great price
David L G on Jun 29, 2018
because the recipe called for this
Derek T on Sep 7, 2022
Great price
Steve R on Aug 27, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful Noble Type Hop
Sterling is a great alternative to Saaz and other Noble type of hops. They sometimes are fresher too since they are grown in the US. I really like to use this hop in a German Hefeweizen recipe that I have, and it is really wonderful and you would never know that this is actually an American hop. Try some the next time you need to use Saaz or another Noble hop and I think you will be very happy.
July 5, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The Best Hop
The best hop. Lemon-citrus, peppery/spicy notes. Great hops for Belgian, German, or Czech beers. My favorite American "Noble" hop. Fits in well in place of Saaz and/or Tettnang. Plays well with Liberty.
April 16, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
No Saaz, no problem
Worked great as substitute and recommended.
May 7, 2013