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Sterling T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz

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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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