Mt. Hood T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
US Mt. Hood T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
Mt. Hood was the first American hybrid variety that mirrored the the noble hops that were a premium on the market at the time. With it's higher alpha acid profile, in the 1990's it was the closest hop to Hallertau Hersbrucker grown stateside.
Traditionally used in place of noble hops, it has been both a bittering and flavor addition hop over the years. The bittering profile is mild and clean, with higher AA's than most noble varieties, and the aroma profile fits well with most European style ales and lagers. Higher Beta Acids make this an ideal hop for beers that will be aged or stored long term.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a clean, light sweetness reminiscent of honey, light floral and almost lemony elements, and mild herbal notes in late and dry hop additions, as well as a clean and mildly herbal bittering profile, accentuating hints of fennel and tarragon.
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This is a classic hop variety that you see in tons of more authentic style lagers. It lends itself well for higher alpha additions in the place of noble hops, and has an interesting herbal profile that seems to work well in those types of beers. It’s also great for aging bigger beers with the higher beta acid levels, so goes really well with barleywines and other similar beer styles.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||5.0% - 7.0%|
|Beta Acids:||6.0% - 7.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||20% - 23%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||0.8 - 2.0 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||25% - 35%|
|Humulene:||30% - 40%|
|Caryophyllene:||10% - 16%|
|B-Pinene:||0.4% - 0.8%|
|Linalool:||0.5% - 0.9%|
|Geraniol:||0.1% - 0.5%|
Possible Substitutes for Mt. Hood
Commonly accepted substitutes for Mt. Hood are German Hallertau, which will be lighter, more floral and less sweet, Crystal, which will be more citrus and pine forward, and German Tettnang, which will be lighter and slightly more earthy.
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