Origin and Description
Pride of Kent Hops is now a relic, mostly only mentioned for the fact that is the mother of Pride of Ringwood. At the time however, Pride of Kent was bred from Brewers Gold and open pollination at Wye College in Kent.
Pride of Kent Hops is considered a bittering hops with an alpha acid content of 8.0%-11.0% (When grown in the U.S.). It also carries a favorable aroma described as continental, likely meaning English-like.
Although Pride of Kent is a low yielding hops variety, it has some good resistance to Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, and Verticillium Wilt. You could say that Pride of Kent made its mark on the world with its offspring of Pride of Ringwood
, as it is a very celebrated variety in Australia.
Pride of Kent Hops Usage
Pride of Kent hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Pride of Kent Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for pride of kent hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Pride of Kent Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition
|Beta Acid Composition
Pride of Kent Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Pride of Kent Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
Pride of Kent Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Pride of Kent Hops is Low at 900 - 1400 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,Powdery Mildew,
|Storability||Pride of Kent Hops maintains 42%-42% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Unknown|
Pride of Kent Hops Oil Composition
Pride of Kent Hops Substitutes
|Pride of Ringwood||Pride of Ringwood is very much Australian. This variety was the highest alpha acid hop in the world when it was released in 1965. Other varieties such as |
Common Beer Styles for Pride of Kent Hops
Pride of Kent Hops Use in Commercial Beers
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