Huell Melon T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb
German Huell Melon T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound bulk package
Sometimes called Hallertau Melon, is a sister of Mandarina Bavaria and daughter of US Cascade released in 2012 with Mandarina Bavaria, Polaris and Hallertau Blanc on the hop breeding project led by Anton Lutz (also known as 'The Hop Whisperer'. The program that led to these varieties was the first of it's kind from the Hop Breeding Institute.
Despite fairly moderate co-humulone levels, Huell Melon is said to contribute a mild, mellow bitterness to many beer styles, especially single hop pale ale and IPA type beers. It shines as a subtle but late addition hop due to the distinct honeydew and summer melon character.
Aroma and Flavor
Huell Melon contributes a distinct pop of summer melon, like fresh honeydew, as well as aromas of fresh, ripe strawberries and mild apricot characteristics. It can contribute subtle hints of geranium, fruit tea, vanilla and orange.
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Huell Melon, another daughter of Cascade like Mandarina, has a similar way of coming through - light and clean. It’s a solid bittering hop with fairly low co-humulone, levels, and gives you a nice, clean bitter. The aroma and flavor profile, though, is off the chain! Big, bright honeydew melon is the main draw of this hop (hence the name), and a blend of ripe strawberries when you whirlpool and dry hop with it! Like I said on Mandarina, go heavy with the late additions to make sure that it comes through, and blend with something to give a little earthy-ness for counterpoint, like Azacca, and something that contributes light, bright fruit to compliment the flavor character, like Loral or Hallertau Blanc!
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||6.9% - 7.5%|
|Beta Acids:||7.3% - 7.9%|
|Co-Humulone:||25% - 30%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||0.5 - 0.8 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||32% - 36%|
|Humulene:||10% - 20%|
|Caryophyllene:||5% - 10%|
|B-Pinene:||No Published Information|
|Geraniol:||0.0% - 0.1%|
Possible Substitutes for Huell Melon
Calypso may be the closest substitute to Huell Melon, although it's more tea-like and earthy, with heavier characters of tropical fruit and less of a honeydew character.
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