Origin and Description

Hallertaur Magnum is an example to the rest of the hops world that aroma isn't everything. The Hops Research Institute in Hull, Germany produced this variety that has become the second largest produced alpha variety from the region.

Hallertaur Magnum, or Magnum, is commonly used as a base bittering hops in many beer recipes. It provides the bitter foundation from which to build upon in a well formulated brew. Hallertauer Magnum has a somewhat unnoticeable aroma. And although this lack of character which gives so many other varieties their luster, it comes as an asset for this variety as it offers the brewer a different type of tool for the pot. Hallertauer Magnum has a high alpha acid rating of 12.0%-14.0%. And although the essential oils are very present, and the total oil within the cones is on the high side, the overall combination along with the genetics downplay their overall influence. These characteristics combined, make Hallertauer Magnum extremely appropriate for early boil additions in the wort.

The agricultural characteristics of Hallertauer Magnum hops are mixed. The large and moderately compact cones can be harvested late in the season, although the yield per acre is very modest. This variety has tolerance to wilt, but is susceptible to powdery mildew. Aside from these traits, it is apparent that Hallertauer Magnum has been accepted by the brewing community. It is used in a wide range of beer styles, and is enjoyed around the globe.

Hallertauer Magnum Hops Usage

Hallertauer Magnum hops has bittering qualities.
Hallertauer Magnum hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.

Hallertauer Magnum Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for hallertauer magnum hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Hallertauer Magnum Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 12%-14%Hallertauer Magnum Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 12 To 14 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%-5.5%Hallertauer Magnum Hops Beta Acid Composition - 4.5 To 5.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 24%-25%Hallertauer Magnum Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 24 To 25 Percent

Hallertauer Magnum Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Hallertauer Magnum Lupulin ColorYellowYellow Lupulin Color for Hallertauer Magnum Hops
Hallertauer Magnum Cone SizeLargeHallertauer Magnum Hop - Large Cone Size
Hallertauer Magnum Cone DensityModerateHallertauer Magnum Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Hallertauer Magnum Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityLate SeasonHallertauer Magnum Hops - Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Hallertauer Magnum Hops is Low at 1340 - 1700 kg/hectare
Hallertauer Magnum Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Hallertauer Magnum Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSusceptible To:
Powdery Mildew,
Resistent To:
Verticillium Wilt,Peronospora,
StorabilityHallertauer Magnum Hops maintains 80%-85% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CHallertauer Magnum Hops Storability - Excellent
Ease of HarvestGoodHallertauer Magnum Hops - Good Pickability

Hallertauer Magnum Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition1.9-2.3 mls/100 gramsHallertauer Magnum Hops - Total Oil Compensation 1.9-2.3 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition30%-35%Hallertauer Magnum Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 30-35 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition34%-40%Hallertauer Magnum Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 34-40 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition8%-12%Hallertauer Magnum Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 8-12 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition0%-1%Hallertauer Magnum Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 0-1 Percent

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Common Beer Styles for Hallertauer Magnum Hops

    Beer Style
    India Pale Ale
    India Pilsner
    Belgian Style India Pale Ale
    American Ale
    Blonde Ale
    Pale Ale
    Nut Brown Ale
    Dark Ale

    Hallertauer Magnum Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Premium Pilsner
    Berg Brauerei
    Berg Original
    Draught House Pub and Brewery
    Northampton Brewery
    Make My Day IPA
    Willimantic Brewing Company
    India Pilsner Ale
    Dock Street Brewing Company
    Magnum IPA
    Roots Organic Brewing Company
    Woody IPA
    Pelican Brewing Company
    Nestucca ESB
    Pelican Brewing Company
    La Fleur Amere (The Bitter Flower) Belgian Style IPA
    Aspen Brewery
    Independence Pass Ale IPA
    Pat Leavy's All-American Ale
    Gaslight Brewery
    Bulldog Blonde
    Lazy Magnolia Brewery
    Southern Pecan
    Dick's Brewing Company
    Dick Danger Ale