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Motueka T-90 Hop Pellets - 2 oz



New Zealand Motueka T90 Hop Pellets, 2oz sealed package

Motueka was developed by New Zealand's Plant and Food Research and boasts parentage from Saaz and a New Zealand breeding selection.  Motueka is known for big citrus zest and a unique, dual purpose flavor profile.


When used as a bittering hop, Motueka comes out with some clean, citrus character.  This hop really shines in late additions and dry hop additions because of it's balanced and very two tone characteristics.  This is an ideal hop for a single hop beer.  Motueka is ideal not only for hoppy beers, but bigger, malty flavor profiles as well as crisp, clean lagers.

Aroma and Flavor

Expect a very unique, crushed citrus and mojito lime flavors and aromas from late additions and dry hop additions.  This moderate alpha acid varitey boasts lots of fresh lemon and lime zest, with an overall zing of fresh citrus fruits.  Subtle undertones of sweetly resinous pine help balance out the profile.  

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 6..5% - 7.5%
Beta Acids: 5.0% - 5.5%
Co-Humulone: 29%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 0.8 - 1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene: 45% - 50%
Humulene: 3.1% - 3.6%
Caryophyllene: 1% - 2%
Farnesene: 12.2%
B-Pinene: No Published Information
Linalool: No Published Information
Geraniol: No Published Information

Possible Substitutes for Motueka

The commonly accepted substitutes for Motueka are Saaz, which will have less citrus and more floral and spicy characteristics, and Sterling, which will also have less citrus, but more sweet, grassy flavors and more herbal characteristics.

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