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Nugget T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb

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US Nugget T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed package

Nugget was released in 1983, shortly after the worldwide hop shortage, as one of the first Super Alpha hop varieties.  It boasts a complicated lineage, including East Kent Golding and Brewer's Gold, and is very important both in the brewing world and in the hop breeding world, being the mother to Millennium and sister to Horizon.


Nugget was originally bred as a high alpha bittering hop, and has often been compared to Magnum with it's smooth, clean bittering properties for any beer style.  Low cohumulone levels help provide a very clean bitter.  It also shines as a late addition and dry hop, helping to add more woody and herbal characteristics to any beer style.

Aroma and Flavor

Expect a clean and slightly woody or herbal characteristic when bittering with Nugget.  In late additions and dry hops you will get a distinct herbal and woody flavor and aroma, as well as very subtle notes of a lemon citrus and very slight pineapple, geranium, peach and lychee characteristics.  Big dry hop additions can lead to a cattiness that can be undesirable.   

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An old school variety that, I think, everyone except Troegs has forgotten.  Not only does nugget shine as a bittering hop, especially with bright finishing and dry hops, but it does double duty as an insanely killer aroma hop, giving you this unique and killer pine-herbal-citrus character that you can't really duplicate with anything else.  Don't believe me?  Try this:

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Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 13.5% - 16%
Beta Acids: 4.4% - 5.5%
Co-Humulone: 22% - 26%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 1.0 - 3.0 mL/100g
Myrcene: 40% - 50%
Humulene: 18% - 22%
Caryophyllene: 9% - 11%
Farnesene: <1%
B-Pinene: 0.4% - 0.8%
Linalool: 0.8% - 1.0%
Geraniol: 0.1%

Possible Substitutes for Nugget

The commonly accepted substitutes for Nugget are Magnum, which will be cleaner and less herbal, and Galena, which will be slightly more fruity.

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