(HPP210) Saaz hops have a very distinctive flavor. With its low alpha the result is a very mild, earthy, herbal and spicy. Some believe that you can not brew a true Pilsner without using the Saaz hop. Saaz hops are the signature hop of Pilsner Urquell. Saaz has a wonderful aroma this is due to its well balanced oils and results in a seasoned herbal character. Saaz hops also works very well for brewing Bohemian style lagers and pilsners. In general you cannot go wrong finishing most beers with this hop. Possible substitutions would be sterling.
- Alpha Acid 3-4.5%
- Signature hop of Pilsner Urquell
- Wonderful aroma and very well balanced
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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