Origin and Description
Orion Hops is a descendant of Northern Brewer Hops and a mix between Perle Hops and German male 70/10/15. Challenger Hops is a half sister to Orion, sharing the same male father. Orion s not that common, and acreage is limited, dominantly in Germany.
Orion Hops has a moderate alpha acid content at 8.0%-9.0% and is a dual use hops. The gratifying hoppy aroma comes from the combination of oils that are balanced with the exception of myrcene oil which is especially high. The co-humulone for Orion Hops borders on the low side, and is attributed to its heritage.
Orion Hops is most famous for its appearance in brews from Franskaner Brauerei, but is harder to find on the mass scale. This disease resistant, moderately vigorous hops variety can be found in German beer style ales, and lagers, and is usually substituted with Perle.
Orion Hops Usage
Orion hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Orion Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for orion hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Orion Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||8%-9%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.94%-5.73%|
Orion Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Orion Lupulin Color||Yellow|
Orion Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Orion Hops is Low to Moderate at 1500 - 1800 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
|Storability||Orion Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Orion Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.8-2.1 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||41%-56%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||16.7%-26.1%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||6.5%-12.7%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Orion Hops Substitutes
|Perle (GR)||Perle Hops was bred by the Hull Hop Research Institute in Germany from a cross between Northern Brewe...|
|Northern Brewer (GR)||Northern Brewer is an England native who is seeing its days live out mainly in Germany and the U.S. There is a separate|
Common Beer Styles for Orion Hops
Orion Hops Use in Commercial Beers
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