Willamette T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
US Willamette T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
Willamette was developed by Al Haunold at the behest of Annheuser Bush as a better yielding clone to Fuggle. After over 10 years of testing and development, Willamette was released in 1976, and soon became a staple of both big beer and craft beer.
While mostly used as a low alpha flavor and aroma addition, Willamette has also been used as a bittering hop despite moderately high cohumulone levels. WHile it can be used for adding an herbaceous bitter quality, it really shines as a pleasantly spicy aroma addition for classic style ales and lagers. Blends beautifully with yeast driven, phenolic beer styles such as Hefeweizen, Saison and Belgian styles.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a mild spicy and earthy character coupled with a hint of pepper from Willamette. Subtle and mild herbal characteristics play on the counterbalance.
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The more that I hit the classic styles and bigger, darker beers, the more I love Willamette. Yes, it’s an old school variety, but it will give you a clean and consistent bitter profile and an almost noble hop flavor profile that seems to hit the nail on the head for brown ales, stouts, and barleywines as well as phenol driven styles like Saisons.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||4.5% - 6.5%|
|Beta Acids:||3.5% - 4.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||30% - 35%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||1.0 - 1.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||30% - 40%|
|Humulene:||20% - 27%|
|Caryophyllene:||6.5% - 8.5%|
|Farnesene:||5% - 6%|
|B-Pinene:||0.3% - 0.5%|
|Linalool:||0.4% - 0.7%|
|Geraniol:||0.1% - 0.3%|
Possible Substitutes for Willamette
Commonly accepted substitutes for Willamette are Fuggle, which will add a slightly more savory earth characteristic, like pipe tobacco, and Tettnang, which will be lighter, more floral, and more balanced between floral and earthy.
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