Origin and Description
Bullion Hops is a sibling to Brewer's Gold and was a seed collected off a female plant taken from a wild variety from Morden, Manitoba. It was open pollination that gave rise to this abundantly bitter hops variety that sprung in the year 1919. Bullion hops has been dubbed the first super alpha hops and deservedly so, as it has a skyrocketing 8%-12.9% alpha acid rating.
Bullion Hops, as you would guess, is a wonderful bittering hops. Bullion has a strong zesty aroma. It is commonly used in darker beers including Stouts, Porter, and Scotch ales, but is also used in Bitters, and IPA's. Buillion produces dark yellow lupulin oil, and has a moderate yield. It's production has been on the decline for decades, as the new super alpha varieties have taken its place over time. So, it may be a little difficult to find for your homebrews and commercial beers.
Bullion Hops Usage
Bullion hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Bullion Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for bullion hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Bullion Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||8%-12.9%|
|Beta Acid Composition||5%-6%|
Bullion Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Bullion Lupulin Color||Dark Yellow|
|Bullion Cone Size||Medium|
|Bullion Cone Density||Compact|
Bullion Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Bullion Hops is Moderate at 2000 - 2400 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
|Storability||Bullion Hops maintains 40%-50% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Bullion Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.1-2.7 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||23%-30%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||9%-11%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Bullion Hops Substitutes
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Common Beer Styles for Bullion Hops
|Coffee Oatmeal Stout|
|Extra Special Bitter (ESB)|
Bullion Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Church End Brewery|
|Brown's Brewing Company|
|Wynkoop Brewing Company|