Origin and Description

Bramling Cross is a dual use hops that has a strong foothold in European brews. It originates from the U.K. dating back to 1927 when two varieties were mixed to produce this darling. Bramling and Monitoban are the proud parents of this fruity aromatic hops. Bramling Cross can be used at any stage of the beer brewing process including the bittering, finishing and dry hopping. It's medium alpha range from 5.0 - 7.8% allows for its versatility, which is apparent by the different types of beers that make use of it. Of its essential oils, caryophyllene and humulene are the ones that steps it up a notch. Both of these would indicate a more earthy, herbal aroma and flavor, even spicy. But the lower amount of these oils in total reduce the strength of these traits and allow for more fruity flavors and smells come through.

Bramling Cross has seen a bit of a rejuvenation recently in craft beers as it has been declining in production for some years. It's yield is on the lower side, however it's resistances to mildew benefits the grower. Bramling Cross is fairly accessible for homebrewing in pellets and whole hops.

Bramling Cross Hops Usage

Bramling Cross hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Bramling Cross hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Bramling Cross Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for bramling cross hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Bramling Cross Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 5%-7.8%Bramling Cross Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 5 To 7.8 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 2.3%-3.2%Bramling Cross Hops Beta Acid Composition - 2.3 To 3.2 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-35%Bramling Cross Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 33 To 35 Percent

Bramling Cross Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Bramling Cross Lupulin ColorPale Yellow to YellowPale Yellow to Yellow Lupulin Color for Bramling Cross Hops
Bramling Cross Cone SizeMediumBramling Cross Hop - Medium Cone Size
Bramling Cross Cone DensityModerateBramling Cross Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Bramling Cross Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly to Mid SeasonBramling Cross Hops - Early to Mid Season Maturity
YieldYield for Bramling Cross Hops is Low to Moderate at 1500 - 1675 kg/hectare
Bramling Cross Hops - Low to Moderate Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate to Vigorous
Bramling Cross Hops - Moderate to Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Verticillium Wilt,
Resistent To:
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,
Bramling Cross Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityBramling Cross Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CBramling Cross Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodBramling Cross Hops - Good Pickability

Bramling Cross Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.7-1.2 mls/100 gramsBramling Cross Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.7-1.2 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition35%-40%Bramling Cross Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 35-40 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition28%-33%Bramling Cross Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 28-33 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition14%-18%Bramling Cross Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 14-18 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Bramling Cross Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

Bramling Cross Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Bramling Cross Hops

    Beer Style
    Golden Ale
    Rye Ale
    Golden Ale
    Imperial Stout
    Pale Ale
    Holiday Ale

    Bramling Cross Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Islay Ales
    Saligo Ale
    Islay Ales
    Dun Hogs Head Ale
    Ruddles Ales
    Ruddles Rhubarb
    Twickenham Fine Ales
    Twickenham Original
    Breconshire Brewery
    Fallen Angel Brewery
    Cowgirl Gold
    Temple Brewing Company
    Temple Special Bitter
    Saltaire Brewery
    Rye Smile
    Westerham Brewery Co