Origin and Description
East Kent Golding Hops belong to the Golding Family of varieties, and is considered a premium hops that is celebrated in the U.K. and the U.S. Kent is a Region in England, home to Canterbury, and is where this variety was brought to the market in 1790. Also known as Canterbury Hops by some, although others will dispute this fact. East Kent Goldings gracefully defines the English Pale Ales and Ales produced by the region, it is quintessentially English.
East Kent Golding Hops thrives for aroma additions any time throughout the boil or during dry hopping. This variety has an alpha acid rating of 4.5%-6.5% keeping its bitterness on the low side in beer. It is often complimented with Fuggle Hops in English brew recipes. The aroma is sweet-tempered, savory, and affable. This hops has scents of sweet citrus fruits, and redolence of nectarous flowers. It has relatively high humulene oil content, and this is preserved by avoiding early kettle additions.
East Kent Golding hops produces large cones that are loose. Harvesting is not as easy as working with compact cones, and means that timing becomes more crucial. It is actually a fairly low producing plant, and has susceptibility to Downy Mildew and Hop Mosaic Virus, making it not the farmers dream. However, its demand by beer makers, and the love for East Kent Golding means that it will live on for time to come.
East Kent Golding Hops Usage
East Kent Golding hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
East Kent Golding Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for east kent golding hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
East Kent Golding Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.5%-6.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||1.9%-2.8%|
East Kent Golding Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|East Kent Golding Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|East Kent Golding Cone Size||Large|
|East Kent Golding Cone Density||Loose|
East Kent Golding Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for East Kent Golding Hops is Low at 1350 - 1600 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
Downy Mildew,Hop Mosaic Virus,
|Storability||East Kent Golding Hops maintains 65%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor|
East Kent Golding Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.4-1 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||20%-26%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||38%-48%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||12%-16%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
East Kent Golding Hops Substitutes
|Golding (U.K.)||Golding Hops is the name of a group of varieties grown in south eastern England. Communities around Canterbury including Kent, East Kent, Petham, Rothersham, Ca...|
|Whitbread Golding Variety||Whitbread Golding Variety Hops is also referred to as Whitbread Golding, W.G.V, as well as simply WGV. A gentleman by the name of Mr. White raised this variety...|
Common Beer Styles for East Kent Golding Hops
|Extra Special Bitter (ESB)|
|English Dark Ale|
|English Light Ale|