Calypso T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 Lb
US Calypso T90 Hop Pellets, 1 lb bulk package
Calypso is a patented hop variety born of a Hopsteiner female , 98005, and a Hopsteiner male bred from Nugget and another stock variety designated 19058m. After several years of vetting, Calypso was found to be resistant to powdery mildew and show vigorous growth mixed with a delicious flavor and aroma, as well as high alpha acids.
While Calypso can be used as a bittering hop given it's high alpha content, the co-humulone levels are on the moderate to high side, giving it a potential for a harsher bitterness. It really shines in late additions and dry hop additions because of it's complex blend of fruit and citrusy characteristics.
Aroma and Flavor
Calypso is known for it's subtle overtones of earthy tea and the way that characteristic pushes out peppery, sweet apple-pear, tropical and stone fruit characteristics. It can have a subtle, almost minty characteristic and zestful lemon and lime hints.
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Calypso is one of my favorite hops to date. I’ve used it in just about everything, and I love the way it plays with other earthy hops. It’s got a really cool, earthy green tea thing going on in the background, but pushes forward some killer peppery, pear-y, tropical fruit that plays really well with hops like Cashmere and Hallertau Blanc. Below is a simple American Blonde recipe, kind of like 805 but with more of a hop punch. Ok, so it’s more of a pale ale, which is usually how my blondes turn out anyway, lol. Try it and let me know what you think!
- 11 lbs Belgian Pale Ale
- 1 lb Torrefied Wheat
- .25 lbs Honey Malt
- .5 oz Hallertau Blanc @ 60 min
- .5 Hallertau Blanc @ whirlpool
- 1 oz Calypso @ whirlpool
- 1 oz Cashmere @ whirlpool
- 1 oz Hallertau Blanc as a dry hop for 5 days
- 1 oz Calypso as a dry hop for 5 days
- 1 oz Cashmere as a dry hop for 5 days
- Mash at 153 F
- Imperial A07 Flagship, White Labs WLP 001 California Ale, or Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||12% - 16%|
|Beta Acids:||5% - 6%|
|Co-Humulone:||38% - 42%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||1.5 - 2.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||30% - 45%|
|Humulene:||20% - 35%|
|Caryophyllene:||9% - 15%|
|B-Pinene:||No Published Information|
|Linalool:||0.3% - 0.5%|
|Geraniol:||No Published Information|
Possible Substitutes for Calypso
While there is no direct substitute for Calypso hops, you may be able to get close in late additions with a blend of Galena and Huell Melon, with Huell Melon making up 2 parts to Galena's 1, maybe adding in a dash of Comet to help with the zippy lemon-line zest characteristics.
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|Hop Resins: Alpha and Beta Acids|