(HPP210) The US Cluster hop is the true American classic. It's origins can be traced back to the American settlers of the 1600's. It also has a long history with commercial American brewerys. By the early 1900's, US Cluster hops accounted for more than 90% of the hops grown in the United States. It is considered a dual purpose hop, but is primarily used for bittering. It has a neutral, clean flavor with only a hint of earthly, guava flavors combined with very subtle tropical fruit impression. The aroma of US Cluster hops can best be described as floral-forward with some spice and a hint of dark berries. This is the ideal hop to use in any American Pilsner. Its profile also works well with darker beers — particularly those with a roasted or chocolate-like aroma. Some possible substitutes could be US Galena and US Brewer's Gold.
- Alpha Acid 6.5-8%
- The Cluster hop is a true American c;lassic
- Ideal hop to use in American Pilsners
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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