Origin and Description
Southern Promise is a hops variety that took South African hops cultivation to a new level. As a diploid hops variety that descended from Southern Brewer and a Yugoslavian male variety, Southern Promise, along with Outeniqua marked a new variety of hops for the region that could grow in the low daylight hours of the area without the need for artificial light. Until 1992, which marked its release, Southern Brewer was one of the main varieties grown in South Africa, and required artificial lighting to be placed on top of the trellis at intervals to provide additional light for the plants.
Southern Promise Hops is a dual purpose hops with a relatively high alpha acid count at 9.5%-11.5%. It comes with a very low co-humulone content which gives the beer a cleaner, smoother bitterness. Southern Promise also has good aromatic qualities, and is used to add a hoppy bouquet to many different beer styles of including Pilsners, Lagers, and Ales. The oil content shows an elevated humulene oil content, which is known for a woody earthy fragrance.
Southern Promise Hops is largely found in beers from South Africa, including disease and fungus, which is...promising.
Southern Promise Hops Usage
Southern Promise hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Southern Promise Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for southern promise hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Southern Promise Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||9.5%-11.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.6%-5.4%|
Southern Promise Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Southern Promise Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Southern Promise Cone Size||Medium|
|Southern Promise Cone Density||Moderate to Compact|
Southern Promise Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Yield||Yield for Southern Promise Hops is Low to Moderate at 1764 - 2205 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Southern Promise Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Southern Promise Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.7-0.7 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||22%-22%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||25.5%-25.5%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||9%-9%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Southern Promise Hops Substitutes
|Southern Brewer||Southern Brewer Hops helped to give promise to hop cultivation in South Africa. The African Breweries Hops Farms Ltd. started a brewing program in 1956 to deve...|
Common Beer Styles for Southern Promise Hops
Southern Promise Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
Boston Premium Lager
Whale Tail Ale
Hazzard Ten Ale
|South African Breweries|
Dreher Premium Lager