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Growing Hops – 1. Varieties

I ordered rhyzomes of four varieties from freshhops.com

update – cascade did not make it, ordered cascade and centennial from hops direct march 2012.

Cascade – Pleasant, flowery, spicy, and citrusy. Can have a grapefruit flavor. Dual Purpose hop. An early maturing variety, High-yielding, floral American aroma type. Typical styles include : American- Style Ales, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, & Barley wine; sub for Amarillo, Centennial, Summit, possibly Columbus. AA 4.5 – 7.0%

Kent Goldings – Moderate-yielding, English aroma type. Gentle, fragrant, and pleasant.  AA 4 – 6%

Perle – Medium yielder with moderate, clean bittering qualities and refreshing, spicy aroma. Moderately intense, good and hoppy, fruity and a little spicy.  Sub for Northern Brewer, Challenger, Cluster, Galena. AA 7 – 8%

Willamette – Mild and pleasant, slightly spicy, fruity, floral, a little earthy. Moderate yielding, triploid hybrid of English Fuggle. Sub for Styrian Golding, Fuggle, Target, Tettnanger, Glacier. AA 4 – 6%

Centennial – A dual purpose hop with a medium intensity of floral and citrusy tones; similar to cascade but less citrusy.  Typical brewing styles: US Ale Styles. Centennials matures Mid-Season AA 9.0 – 11.5%

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