Origin and Description
Pacific Halertau Hops was bred using Hallertau Mittlefrüh and open polination resulting in a triploid variety. This hops variety, grown in New Zealand, is a geographic distant relative to the Hallertau family of hops grown in Germany. The HortResearch Riwaka Hop Research Centre in New Zealand is responsible for the introduction of Pacific Halertau Hops in 1994.
Pacific Hallertau Hops takes some of the best qualities from Hallertau Mittlefrüh in that it is an aroma variety that enlightens the senses. This hops variety has a low alpha acid rating at 5.0%-6.5% with average co-humulone content. The caryophyllene oil content is on the up side and helps promote some of the subtle spice flavor. The other oils, in balance, provide an undeviating floral bouquet in beers.
Pacific Hallertau Hops produces medium size loose cones early in the season after a moderate growth cycle. The disease susceptibility is not significantly revealed, which likely indicates a strong resistance. Pacific Hallertau Hops has moderate storage capabilities, which benefits its continued expansion into new beers around the globe.
Pacific Hallertau Hops Usage
Pacific Hallertau hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Pacific Hallertau Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for pacific hallertau hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Pacific Hallertau Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||5%-6%|
|Beta Acid Composition||6%-6.2%|
Pacific Hallertau Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Pacific Hallertau Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Pacific Hallertau Cone Size||Medium|
|Pacific Hallertau Cone Density||Loose|
Pacific Hallertau Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Pacific Hallertau Hops is Low to Moderate at 1700 - 1750 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Pacific Hallertau Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Pacific Hallertau Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1-1.2 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||32%-32%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||36%-36%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||13%-13%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Pacific Hallertau 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...|
|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...
|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 Pacific Hallertau Hops