Origin and Description
Satus Hops is from Yakima Chief Ranches in Washington State, U.S. It is a trademarked variety that is new to brewing, although the year of release is unknown. Its characteristics are compared to Galena Hops and perhaps this is part of its lineage, although is is not disclosed. Satus Washington is a small town right outside of Sunnyside, Washington, where the Yakima Chief Rand North American headquarters resides.
Satus Hops is a bittering hop variety with a high alpha acid content of 12.5%-14.0%. The bitterness is considered clean and crisp, ideal as a foundational hops for the beginning of a boil for a beer needing a kick. Of the oils in Satus, myrcene is the one that is elevated to 40.0%-45.0% of the oil make up. This contributes to its citrus zeal, and can also be described as having a pleasant hoppy bouquet.
Satus Hops is new, grown in the U.S. and is relatively hard to find, especially in commercial beers (at this time). This variety is a very strong grower producing 2450-2550 lbs/acre of medium size cones. It has resistance to both powdery mildew and sperotheca which is a plus. With the strong bittering power, and favorable aroma, Satus Hops is suitable for a range of ales, especially those with more hop requirements such as beer styles including India Pale Ales, Stouts, and Barley Wines.
Satus Hops Usage
Satus hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Satus Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for satus hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Satus Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||12.5%-14%|
|Beta Acid Composition||8.5%-9%|
Satus Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Satus Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Satus Cone Size||Medium|
|Satus Cone Density||Moderate|
Satus Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Satus Hops is High at 2450 - 2550 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Satus Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Poor to Good|
Satus Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.5-2.8 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||40%-45%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||15%-20%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||7%-10%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Satus Hops Substitutes
|Nugget||Nugget Hops was released in 1982 by the U.S.D.A and is a cross between Brewers Gold and a high alpha a...|
|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|
|Chinook||Chinook Hops was a child of the 1980's, introduced the same year as Rocky IV (Rocky vs. Ivan Drago)....ie 1985. The USDA crossed Petham Golding with USDA 63102...|
|Galena||Galena Hops was part of an Idaho breeding program in 1978 that involved the cross between Brewers Gold...|
Common Beer Styles for Satus Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|American Pale Ale|
|Imperial Pale Ale|
|Extra Special Bitter (ESB)|
Satus Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Russian River Brewing Company|
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