Fuggle T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
UK Fuggle T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
Discovered as a chance seedling in 1861, Fuggle was eventually propagated in 1875 by Richard Fuggle in Kent England and quickly became the most prominent English hop variety for a number of years. Fuggle accounted for 78% of hop production in England in 1949, and still remains a quintessential English hop today.
Fuggle boasts an earthy, subtle bitterness character that has been used in English styles for 150 years. While Alpha Acids are generally considered low, and there are better varieties for bittering, this classic woody bitter profile is still ideal for ESB and other English styles. As an aroma and flavor hop, which is where Fuggle is used more often nowadays, the distinctly earthy and almost noble hop characteristics are ideal for American and English style brown ales, as well as all of the classic English styles.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a distinct, sweet pipe tobacco characteristic from Fuggle, mixed with hints of mild wood and grass. You can also pull very subtle, almost minty characteristics, although the woody, sweet and authentic pipe tobacco characteristics dominate the profile.
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Fuggle is another classic hop that I absolutely love. When I first started brewing, I didn’t really understand the hype, but now with a few solid ESB’s under my belt, I can truly appreciate the magic of the earth and fresh pipe tobacco that you get from Fuggle, and how it truly sets off some of the more classic styles, or even a simple blonde ale. This is one of my go-tos for most English style beers, as well as a late addition hop for just about everything that needs some extra earthy balance.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||3.0% - 6.0%|
|Beta Acids:||2.0% - 3.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||23% - 33%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||0.7 - 1.4 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||24% - 28%|
|Humulene:||34% - 40%|
|Caryophyllene:||11% - 13%|
|Farnesene:||5.0% - 7.0%|
|B-Pinene:||0.2% - 0.5%|
|Linalool:||0.6% - 1.0%|
|Geraniol:||0.% - 0.3%|
Possible Substitutes for Fuggle
The commonly accepted substitutes for Fuggle are Willamette, which will be slightly more herbal and less woody, and Styrian Goldings, which will be milder and more neutral with less distinct wood.
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