Origin and Description
Hallertauer Tradition hops is another invention of the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany, and was bred for is resistance and tolerance to disease and fungus. Introduced in 1991, this hops variety is comprised of 47% Hallertau Mittelfruh, 15% Saazer, and Hallertauer Gold. This combination helps set the precedent for the profile of this hops that is sometimes simply called Tradition.
Hallertauer Tradition Hops resembles Hallertau Mittelfruh in many ways. It has a slightly higher alpha acid rating at 4.6%-7.0% making it a good aroma variety. Tradition has relatively low co-humulone and ample humulene oil, which contributes to an earthy and grassy aroma, that is dominated by sweet tones of nectarous fruits including raisins. The humulene itself degrades rapidly in heat, so preserve the earthy character Hallertauer Tradition should be used late in the boil, or during dry hop additions in beer.
As mentioned, Hallertauer Tradition was bred for its resistance to common diseases in the area including Verticillium Wilt, Downy Mildew and Powdery Mildew, with success. The medium size compact cones are ready early to mid season after a vigorous growth cycle. Hallertauer Tradition has reasonably well storage capabilities as well. It is one of those hops from the Hallertau region that has helped to define the German Pilsners and Hefeweizen beers.
Hallertauer Tradition Hops Usage
Hallertauer Tradition hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Hallertauer Tradition Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for hallertauer tradition hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Hallertauer Tradition Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.6%-7%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-5%|
Hallertauer Tradition Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Hallertauer Tradition Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Hallertauer Tradition Cone Size||Medium|
|Hallertauer Tradition Cone Density||Compact|
Hallertauer Tradition Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Hallertauer Tradition Hops is Low at 1560 - 1780 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Verticillium Wilt,Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,
|Storability||Hallertauer Tradition Hops maintains 65%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Hallertauer Tradition Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.9-1.9 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||20%-25%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||40%-55%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||10%-15%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Hallertauer Tradition 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 Mittelfrüh||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 replac...|
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...
Common Beer Styles for Hallertauer Tradition Hops
Hallertauer Tradition Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Victory Brewing Company|
St. Boisterous Hellerbock
|Victory Brewing Company|
|Blackfoot River Brewing Company|
|1516 Brewing Company|