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 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%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.5%-5.5%|
Hallertauer Magnum Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Hallertauer Magnum Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Hallertauer Magnum Cone Size||Large|
|Hallertauer Magnum Cone Density||Moderate|
Hallertauer Magnum Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Hallertauer Magnum Hops is Low at 1340 - 1700 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
|Storability||Hallertauer Magnum Hops maintains 80%-85% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Hallertauer Magnum Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.9-2.3 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||30%-35%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||34%-40%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||8%-12%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Hallertauer Magnum Hops Substitutes
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Common Beer Styles for Hallertauer Magnum Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|Belgian Style India Pale Ale|
|Nut Brown Ale|