Origin and Description
Fuggle Hops was a cornerstone for English brewing during the late 1800's and early 1900's. In the Kent region in 1861, Richard Fuggle selected this variety as a seedling or seed and later introduced it into commerce in 1875 under his own name. This variety is also grown in other parts of Europe as well as the U.S.
Fuggle Hops is an aroma hops with a 3.5%-5.5% alpha acid rating. During its peak times over 100 years ago it was used both for bittering as well as aroma in beer. It became less economical as higher alpha varieties came along to use Fuggle for bittering. It carries a high carryophyllene oil as well as farnesene oil content. This combination brings a herbal and woody type of aroma to the finished brew.
Fuggle Hops from the U.K. is a low yielding hops variety, one of the lowest. It is used in many styles of English ales is sought after due to its brewing qualities. It has moderate disease tolerance and forms medium sized compact bulbs that are ready for harvesting early to mid season.
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Usage
Fuggle (U.K.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for fuggle (u.k.) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||3.5%-5.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2%-3.1%|
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Fuggle (U.K.) Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Fuggle (U.K.) Cone Size||Medium|
|Fuggle (U.K.) Cone Density||Moderate to Compact|
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Fuggle (U.K.) Hops is Low at 1050 - 1350 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
|Storability||Fuggle (U.K.) Hops maintains 70%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-1.4 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||24%-28%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||35%-40%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||11%-13.38%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||5%-7%|
Fuggle (U.K.) Hops Substitutes
|Fuggle (U.S.)||Fuggle Hops found in the U.S. can trace their roots (rhizomes) back to the Fuggle variety discovered in E...|
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|Styrian Golding||Styrian Golding Hops, also called Savinja Golding, is a traditional hops grown primarily in Slovenia, and also Austria. Savinja/Styrian Golding is not a part o...|
Common Beer Styles for Fuggle (U.K.) Hops
|Extra Special Bitter (ESB)|
|Nut Brown Ale|