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Magnum T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb



German Magnum T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulkpackage

Until very recently, Magnum (Hallertaur Magnum) was the most popular bittering hop in Germany, as well as a widely popular bittering hop in the U.S.  Bred at the Hops Research Institute of Hull, Germany, this hop boasts a pedigree of Galena and a German male.  Magnum wasn't released until 1993, despite the breeding program and research beginning in 1980.


Magnum is know as a clean, crisp bittering hop, boasting high alpha acids with relatively low cohumulones.  While some big breweries like Sierra Nevada have been known to use Magnum for late additions and dry hops as well, it really shines as a bittering hop due to it's ridiculously clean and neutral profile.    

Aroma and Flavor

Expect a super clean and neutral bitter profile from Magnum.  Because of it's ability to stay neutral and still provide a high quality bittering profile, it's rarely  used in late additions or dry hops.

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 11% - 16%
Beta Acids: 5% - 8.0%
Co-Humulone: 21% - 29%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 1.6 - 2.6 mL/100g
Myrcene: 30% - 45%
Humulene: 30% - 45%
Caryophyllene: 8% - 13%
Farnesene: <1%
B-Pinene: 0.4% - 0.8%
Linalool: 0.2% - 0.7%
Geraniol: 0.3% - 0.6%

Possible Substitutes for Magnum

Commonly accepted substitutes for Magnum are Columbus, which will be more dank and pungent, Horizon, which will provide more citrus, and Nugget, which will be more herbal.

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