Origin and Description
Bravo Hops is a super alpha new-comer to the world of brewing. Roger Jeske used open pollination techniques during 2000, using Zues hops, and this Powdery Mildew resistant variety came to life.
Bravo Hops is makes an excellent bittering hops in brewing beer with an alpha acid rating of 14%-17%. It is also known for its fruit and floral aroma, making it ideal for American Style Pale Ales, or India Pale Ales. Bravo is going to work well with Imperial Reds as well, or any beer needing some kick to it.
Bravo hops is also a very high yielding plant at 2700-3100 lbs./acre. It also has decent storage capabilities. If you have not tried Bravo yet in your homebrew or commercial beer, get your hands on some and give it a try...
Bravo Hops Usage
Bravo hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Bravo Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for bravo hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Bravo Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||14%-17%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-4%|
Bravo Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Bravo Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Bravo Cone Size||Medium|
|Bravo Cone Density||Moderate to Compact|
Bravo Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Bravo Hops is High at 2700 - 3100 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
Powdery Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
|Storability||Bravo Hops maintains 70%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Bravo Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.6-2.4 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||25%-50%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||18%-20%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||10%-12%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Bravo Hops Substitutes
Columbus Hops is one of the Three C's, including Centennial and Cascade. This variety also has other names including CTZ, which stands for Columbus, Tomahaw...
|Tomahawk||Tomahawk Hops is part of the CTZ tribe....(Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus). ...|
|Zeus||Zeus Hops, although genetically different, gets shuffled into the CTZ group of Hops. CTZ stands for Columbus, ...|
Common Beer Styles for Bravo Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|Imperial India Pale Ale|