Origin and Description
Fuggle Hops found in the U.S. can trace their roots (rhizomes) back to the Fuggle variety discovered in England in 1861. The American variety has different attributes, largely due to climate and soil differences, but perhaps evolution is leading this variety down a different path as well.
U.S. Fuggle Hops is an aroma hops with an alpha acid rating for 4.0%-5.5%. The essential oils vary in content compared to the English variety, and this definitely changes the flavor and aroma in beer. It still has the time-honored essence of English Ales, which has mild hoppiness, and a pleasant aroma with essence of herbal, woody, and fruit. U.S. Fuggle is a bit stronger than the English variety for better or for worse.
U.S. Fuggle Hops is a low yielding plant consisting of small and moderately compact cones. It performs fairly well in its resistance to disease and fungus. It can be used anywhere in the brewing process from the kettle to dry hop, and is most commonly associated with English style ales.
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Usage
Fuggle (U.S.) hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for fuggle (u.s.) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||4%-5.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||1.5%-2%|
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Fuggle (U.S.) Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Fuggle (U.S.) Cone Size||Small|
|Fuggle (U.S.) Cone Density||Moderate|
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Fuggle (U.S.) Hops is Low at 1070 - 1600 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Prunus Necrotic Ring-Spot Virus,Downy Mildew,
|Storability||Fuggle (U.S.) Hops maintains 60%-65% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-1.2 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||40%-50%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||20%-26%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||6%-10%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||4%-5%|
Fuggle (U.S.) Hops Substitutes
|Fuggle (U.K.)||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 ...|
|Willamette||Willamette Hops was named after the mighty river that pours through the Willamette Valley in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon. It was developed and rele...|
|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...|
|Tettnanger (GR)||Tettnanger Hops gets its name from the Tettnang area of Germany. Tettnang is a famous hops growing region (and town) near the southern border, near Lake Bodens...|
Common Beer Styles for Fuggle (U.S.) Hops
|English Pale Ale|
|Belgian India Pale Ale|
|Extra Special Bitter (ESB)|