Origin and Description
Outeniqua Hops is one of the few varieties from South Africa including Southern Star and Southern Promise varieties. This hops variety was bred from Atlas and a wild Yugoslavian male. Outeniqua Hops is grown primarily in what is called Outeniqua Country in George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa. There the hops fields and the area are a tourist attraction including the hops fields, gardens, and farms. Outeniqua is considered the land of milk and honey, and is home to this fine hop variety.
Outeniqua Hops is a fairly high alpha variety with its alpha acid content at 12.0%-13.5% and is used for its bittering qualities in beer. This variety has its essential oils lying in balance, and produces a punchy hop aroma in the final brew.
Outeniqua Hops is the mother to Southern Star and is hovering along as far as production each year. Each year it produces about the same amount as Southern Star ranging from 1587-1940 lbs/acre. The small to medium compact bulbs are harvested mid to late season. This hops is used in beers throughout the region, and is not really seen on a global scale.
Outeniqua Hops Usage
Outeniqua hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Outeniqua Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for outeniqua hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Outeniqua Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||12%-13.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4.1%-5.1%|
Outeniqua Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Outeniqua Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Outeniqua Cone Size||Small to Medium|
|Outeniqua Cone Density||Compact|
Outeniqua Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Outeniqua Hops is Low to Moderate at 1587 - 1940 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Outeniqua Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Outeniqua Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.6-1.6 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||38%-43%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||28%-33%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||9%-10%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Outeniqua Hops Substitutes
|Southern Star||Southern Star Hops came from the same breeding program in South Africa that produced both Outeniqua and|
Common Beer Styles for Outeniqua Hops
Outeniqua Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Drayman's Brewery and Distillery|