Origin and Description
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is one of the noble hop varieties that originates from Germany. It has been on the decline in terms of production as it is being replaced by other hops varieties with similar brewing qualities. Its production is largely from the Bavarian region of southern Germany.
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is an aroma hops variety with an alpha acid rating of 3.5%-5.5%. It is closely associated with the German Style Lagers, it is part of the Hallertauer family of hops. Hallertauer Mittelfrüh has made its mark on the world of brewing, and is known for its slightly spicy aroma and character. It has moderately high myrcene, and caryophyllene oil, which help contribute to the aroma profile in the finished brew.
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is far from the farmer's delight as it provides a very low yield of small loose cones. Its ability to hold onto its acid profile over time is also on the low side. Not to mention the susceptibility to numerous diseases is likely the reason for its decline over the past 50 years. Hallertauer Mittelfrüh does have a number of easily obtainable substitutes including Liberty hops, however it is worth the effort to try this variety to understand how it came be be a world renowned hops variety.
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Usage
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for hallertauer mittelfrüh hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||3.5%-3.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.5%-4.5%|
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow to Yellow|
|Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Cone Size||Small|
|Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Cone Density||Loose|
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops is Low at 800 - 1100 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests||Susceptible To:|
German Wilt,Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
|Storability||Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops maintains 52%-58% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor|
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.6-1.2 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||35%-44%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||30%-55%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||10%-15%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops Substitutes
|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...|
|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...|
Ultra Hops is was bred by the hops research program in Corvallis, Oregon in 1983 and is a triploid variety. Ultra Hops is ideal for Pilsners, Wheat and Bock...
|Hallertau||Think Hallertau Hops and think Bavarian beers styles. The Hallertau variety once dominated the region from which it was named before being replaced by a|
|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...|
|Crystal||Crystal Hops was born in 1983, created in Corvallis Oregon. Drink a Rogue Brutal Bitter, and say colchicine induced tetraploid three times. This type of Hall...|
Common Beer Styles for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh Hops