Perle T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb
German Perle T90 Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulk package
Perle was originally developed by the Hop Research Society in Germany as a disease resistant alternative to Hallertua Mittelfruh. Although the flavor profile didn't align completely, this daughter of Northern Brewer soon became popular in it's own right after being released commercially in 1978, and it remains a staple German hop variety today.
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I love Perle because it’s a great way to add some dimension to the floral, noble hop character that you want in a lager or blonde. You still get that floral characteristic that you would expect from Hallertau or Tettnang, but with some of the herbal, almost minty and spicy black pepper that we’ve come to expect from Czech Saaz. It’s not overpoweringly herbal (I know I always pause when I read that a hop is minty!), but just enough to add another level of character and dimension to a light beer style. We’ve also had luck using it in darker and higher gravity beers, although we try to only use it to bitter to 15 or 20 IBUs because of slightly higher co-humulone levels.
Generally considered a dual purpose hop, Perle does well as a low-moderate cohumulone bittering hop for classic German styles and lighter beers. It's ideal as a late addition and aroma hop in many beer styles that require a more subtle touch.
Aroma and Flavor
While it's flavor and aroma are similar to Hallertau, expect a hint of minty, herbal characteristics from Perle. As a bittering hop, expect light and earthy characteristics and a distinct bitter profile. As a late and dry hop addition, expect lighter pepper and spice characteristics, as well as subtle whispers of light florals and tea.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||4.0% - 9.0%|
|Beta Acids:||2.5% - 4.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||29% - 35%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||0.5 - 1.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||20% - 35%|
|Humulene:||35% - 55%|
|Caryophyllene:||10% - 20%|
|B-Pinene:||0.2% - 0.5%|
|Linalool:||0.2% - 0.4%|
|Geraniol:||0.2% - 0.4%|
Possible Substitutes for Perle
The commonly accepted substitutes for Perle are Northern Brewer, which will be more mint and herbal driven, and Hallertau Mittelfruh, which will be lighter and more delicate all around, with more floral characteristics.
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