Origin and Description
Green Bullet Hops came from a program in New Zealand that started in 1949 in order to solve a problem with Black Root Rot that was happening at the time. The most common variety in the area, Late Cluster, was being plagued by this disease, and new direction was set out to find a more versatile variety. Fuggle Hops was crossed with a local varieties to generate the first generation of stronger varieties including First Cross Hops, Calicross Hops, and Smooth Cone Hops. Tetraploid (TET) variations of these were then used to produce Sticklebract Hops, Super Alpha Hops, and Green Bullet Hops.
Green Bullet Hops is known as having a unique zing which characterizes New Zealand's mark on the brewing world. It is a dual purpose hops that brings both a fresh clean bitterness along with an abundance of aroma in beer. The alpha acid rating is high at 11%-15% which is high, making this hops applicable for strong bitterness additions at the beginning of the boil or throughout the brewing process. The taste and aroma has accents of raisins and fruits, and is smooth and refreshing. It has very high myrcene oil content which contributes to the fruit aroma.
Green Bullet hops is resistance to disease as planned, and is a moderately high yielding hops. The moderately large compact cones are the jewels in the New Zealand landscape. And Green Bullet Hops is used in beer now around the globe.
Green Bullet Hops Usage
Green Bullet hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Green Bullet Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for green bullet hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Green Bullet Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||11%-15%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2.9%-5.6%|
Green Bullet Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Green Bullet Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Green Bullet Cone Size||Medium to Large|
|Green Bullet Cone Density||Compact|
Green Bullet Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Green Bullet Hops is Moderate to High at 2100 - 2400 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Green Bullet Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Green Bullet Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.46-1.13 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||52%-53%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||19%-20%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||6%-7%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Green Bullet Hops Substitutes
|Hallertauer Tradition||Hallertauer Tradition is another invention of the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany, and was bred for is resistance and tolerance to disease and fungus. I...|
|Liberty||Liberty Hops is an extension of the Hallertau family of hops and was bred in 1983 from Hallertauer Mittlefrüh and a disease (Downy Mildew, Verticillium Wilt) r...|
|Mount Hood||Mt Hood is another descendant of the Hallertau family of Hops and is specifically a cross between a colchicine induced tetraploid Hallertau Mittelfrueh and USDA...|
Common Beer Styles for Green Bullet Hops
|Irish Red Ale|
|India Pale Ale|