Liberty T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
US Liberty T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
This daughter of Hallertau Mittelfruh shares lineage with Crystal, Mt. Hood and Ultra, and released in 1991 as a downy mildew and verticulum wilt resistant variety that embodied the noble hop character of Hallertau, being one of the closest American grown substitutes.
While Liberty works well as a bittering hop, it's known more as an aroma hop, perfect for German style lagers and European style beers. That being said, lower cohumulone levels make Liberty ideal for pilsner and lighter styles as well as English and Belgian styles.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a very similar noble character in Liberty as is found in Hallertau, complete with a clean spice profile and light, floral notes. Unlike many American grown noble-like varieties, you won't find the American citrusy qualities in Liberty. This hop is mild and clean when used for bittering, although Alpha Acids are fairly low.
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Liberty is an old school hop that you see a lot of in Belgians and European style beers, but we’ve found that it adds a wonderful hint of spice as a late addition in lighter styles. This hop is literally what makes our S & M Cream Ale stand out above the crowd, bringing everything together and adding an extra dimension to the overall beer. We’ve tested the theory using it as a dry hop and late addition hop in our Classic Pilsner and Pintsworth Amber, and it really works! It adds just a little extra dimension and brings the malt together without being overt or overbearing.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||4% - 6%|
|Beta Acids:||3% - 4%|
|Co-Humulone:||24% - 28%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||1.0 - 1.3 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||30% - 45%|
|Humulene:||30% - 40%|
|Caryophyllene:||9% - 12%|
|B-Pinene:||0.1% - 0.3%|
|Linalool:||0.6% - 1.0%|
|Geraniol:||0.1% - 0.3%|
Possible Substitutes for Liberty
The commonly accepted substitutes for Liberty are Hallertau, which will be lighter in AA's and slightly more floral, Mt. Hood, which will be slightly more spice/earth forward, and Crystal, which will be more citrusy.
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