(HPP210) Known by many as the Granddaughter of Northern Brewer. This hop has a spicy, cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics. Challenger is a very versatile hop that can be used in the beginning and the end of the boil. The challenger hop is a great hop for Porters, Stouts. ESB, Barley wines, Brown Ales and just about any other English style beers. As a late kettle addition it can also provide a crisp, fruity flavor.
- Alpha Acid 6.5-8.5%
- Referred to as the Granddaughter of Northern Brewer
- Very versatile hop
Q James (White Oak, NC)
Are your pelletized hops compressed, leaf hops?
These are fresh leaf hops that have been shredded, cleaned of seeds, etc, then pulverized and compressed into the pellets. This is the most common way hops are processed and sold. More hop resin is extracted and exposed this way, which creates more efficiency. Pelletized hops also stay fresher longer in this form as well.
Q Russ (Palm Bay, FL)
How long will your hops stay fresh after I receive them and what is the best way to store them.
Our pelletized hops are sealed in oxygen-barrier plastic bags along with nitrogen gas. This keeps the hop pellets very stable and fresh while in storage. If the hop pellets are stored at room-temperature, we do not recommend buying more than you can use in a year`s time, but if stored in a refrigerator or similar, the hop pellets should stay fresh for up to two years if un-opened.
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