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Northern Brewer T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb

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German Northern Brewer T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulk package

Northern Brewer is a German cross between a Canterbury Golding and a male seedling of Brewer's Gold bred in 1934.  It was one of the original hop strains used in the first stages of breeding at Wye College in the early 1900's, and has been instrumental in varieties like Perle.


Traditionally used as a bittering hop, Northern Brewer imparts a clean, almost minty bitter characteristic in many German style lagers and Belgian styles.  It is most famous for being used as a main component in Steam Beers, where it gives a spicy, piney bitterness to the style. 

Aroma and Flavor

Expect distinct flavors and aromas of pine and mint from Northern Brewer, as well as a distinct bitterness.  Grassy characteristics dominate in late and dry hop additions, as well as a spicy, minty flavor that Northern Brewer is known for.

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I love using Northern Brewer as a clean bittering hop in lighter beers, especially pilsner.  It imparts a very distinct bitter profile, kind of like Warrior, and I think that almost mint characteristic is great in those types of bitter forward beers.

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 6.0% - 10.0%
Beta Acids: 3.0% - 5.0%
Co-Humulone: 27% - 32%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 1.0 - 1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene: 50% - 60%
Humulene: 20% - 30%
Caryophyllene: 5% - 10%
Farnesene: 0%
B-Pinene: No Published Information
Linalool: 0.3% - 0.8%
Geraniol: 0% - 0.1%

Possible Substitutes for Northern Brewer

The commonly accepted substitute for Northern Brewer is Perle, which leans a little more towards pepper and fruit than the more herbal Northern Brewer. 

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