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Simcoe® T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb

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US Simcoe® T90 Hop Pellets, 1 Pound sealed bulk package

Simcoe was released in 2000, and quickly became one of the most popular hops in homebrewing and craft brewing because of it's unique flavor profile, ability to elevate citrusy hops, and high alpha acids and low co-humulone profile.  


SImcoe® is known as a versatile and delicious dual purpose hop.  With it's high alpha acids, it creates a clean and smooth bitterness not unlike Magnum hops, although it's a little more pine-forward.  It also pairs well with Amarillo® and Citra® for late additions and dry hop additions, creating the contrast for their citrusy profiles and pushing out their distinct characteristics. 

Aroma and Flavor

Expect a clean bitterness for early additions and more and more pine, juniper and cattiness the closer you get towards 15 minute bittering/aroma additions.  In late additions and dry hop additions, you can expect a profile of distinct pine and earth, as well as notes of berry, passion fruit, apricot and citrus.  The balance and complexity of Simcoe's® profile make it an ideal hop for a single hop beer.

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Simcoe® is such a versatile hop, and it seems rare that you don’t see it in the majority of IPAs these days.  It pairs well with just about every new wave hop with it’s two-tone profile of dank pine and passion fruit-citrus, and has tons of oils, so a little can go a long way.  What few people know is that it’s an absolutely stellar bittering hop.  It’s got ultra low co-humulone levels and a clean, danky-junipery flavor profile which makes it easy to pair with brighter single dimensional fruit forward hops like Galaxy and push that fruit way forward.  Really want to see how Simcoe® is expressed, try it in a SMASH with some Golden Promise with a 60 minute and 15 minute bitter addition, then whirlpool and dry hop liberally!

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 11.5% - 15%
Beta Acids: 3.4% - 5.0%
Co-Humulone: 17% - 21%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 2.0 - 2.5 mL/100g
Myrcene: 40% - 50%
Humulene: 15% - 20%
Caryophyllene: 8% - 14%
Farnesene: <1.0%
B-Pinene: 0.5% - 1.0%
Linalool: 0.5% - 0.9%
Geraniol: 0.8%

Possible Substitutes for Simcoe

The commonly accepted substitutes for Simcoe® are Magnum because of it's extremely clean bittering profile, and Summit due to it's tendency to have a piney, almost catty bitter profile.  To substitute the flavor and aroma profile, a complex mix of Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo® and Columbus would be required to get close.

AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

Simcoe®, Citra®, and Mosaic® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.

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