Sterling T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
US Sterling T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
Sterling was born out of a desire to make a Saaz type hop variety that would grow well state-side and have higher disease resistance. Including Saaz and Cascade in it's lineage, Sterling was released in 1999.
With moderate AA's and low cohumulone content, Sterling shines as a clean and crisp bittering hop in lighter beer styles, including lagers. Sterling also does well in late and dry hop additions, adding delicate citrus and a noble, herbal characteristic to beer styles that require a more subtle touch in late additions, such as Saison.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a delicious and rustic earth and herbal spice profile in late and dry hop additions with Sterling. It also lends a subtle and pleasant whisper of floral fruitiness and almost pipe tobacco or pepper. Very subtle hints of lemon and pineapple. In bittering additions, expect a lightly earthy and herbal characteristic that blends well with lighter and yeast driven beer styles.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||5.5% - 8.5%|
|Beta Acids:||4.5% - 6.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||22% - 23%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||0.8 - 1.2 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||35% - 45%|
|Humulene:||16% - 18%|
|Caryophyllene:||5% - 8%|
|Farnesene:||15% - 19%|
|B-Pinene:||0.5% - .06%|
|Linalool:||0.5% - 0.9%|
|Geraniol:||0.2% - 0.4%|
Possible Substitutes for Sterling
Commonly accepted substitutes for Sterling include Saaz, which will be lighter, more earthy and floral, Fuggle, which will be less floral but capture the pipe-tobacco earth characteristics, and Mt. Hood, which will be more herbal.
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