Cascade Whole Cone Hops - 1lb
US Cascade Whole Cone Hops, 1 Pound sealed bulk package
Cascade originated from the USDA-ARA breeding program, and was released in 1972 as an aroma type cultivar. Developed by open pollination of a Fuggle seedling, this original and unique hop variety is known as the 'Great Equalizer', and can and is used for almost every beer style. Cascade is still to this day one the most popular hop varieties on the market due to it's multi-faceted and distinct flavor profile.
Athough originally intended as an arome hop, the dual-purpose power of this classic craft beer variety is undeniable. Cascade can be used in beers that you want a balanced, subtle pine-forward bitter as well as any and all late addition and dry hop addition to add distinct citrus and pine, or bring those characteristics out in any other hop. Due to it's multi-faceted profile, this hop is ideal for single hop or S.M.A.S.H. beers.
Aroma and Flavor
Cascade is the original grapefruit forward variety, and the later the addition, the more grapefruit you will get, always balanced with distinct yet subtle pine flavors and aromas, and rounded off with a soft, floral characteristic.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||5.5% - 9%|
|Beta Acids:||6.0% - 7.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||33% - 37.5%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||0.7 - 2.0 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||45% - 60%|
|Humulene:||8% - 16%|
|Caryophyllene:||4% - 9%|
|Farnesene:||4.5% - 8.5%|
|B-Pinene:||0.5% - 0.8%|
|Linalool:||0.3% - 0.6%|
Possible Substitutes for Cascade
Commonly accepted substitutes for Cascade are Centennial, considered the 'Super Cascade' and Amarillo, which will be more citrus forward and lose much of the pine characteristic.
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