Origin and Description
Spalt Select Hops was bred as a cross between Spalt and Hallertauer Mittlefrüh by the Hops Research Institute in Hull, Germany. Its origination is circa late 80's and was aimed to replace the Spalt variety by providing stronger growing characteristics, which is evident in its yield.
Spalt Select is classified with the noble varieties due to its low co-humulone content. It has a low alpha acid rating at 3.5%-5.5% and is an aromatic variety. The fragrance is mild and closely resembles Spalt with a slight spicyness. It is also comparable to Saaz Hops and is ideal for Lagers, Pilsners, and other German-Style beers.
Spalt Select was a success towards its better growing potential. It yields 1602-1780 lbs.acre and carries tolerance to Verticillium Wilt as well as Downy Mildew. Spalt, Tettnanger, and Saaz hops are all suitable substitutes, however Spalt Select is available on the shelves of coolers and walk-ins on the market.
Spalter Select Hops Usage
Spalter Select hops is commonly used as as aroma agent in beer.
Spalter Select Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for spalter select hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Spalter Select Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||3.5%-5.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-4.5%|
Spalter Select Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Spalter Select Lupulin Color||Yellow to Dark Yello|
|Spalter Select Cone Size||Small to Medium|
|Spalter Select Cone Density||Compact|
Spalter Select Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Spalter Select Hops is Low to Moderate at 1602 - 1780 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Spalter Select Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Spalter Select Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.5-1.2 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||40%-50%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||15%-20%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||6%-8%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||10%-15%|
Spalter Select Hops Substitutes
|Saaz||Saaz Hops has changed the world of brewing forever, as it is an esteemed and honored variety that helped to define European Lagers and Bohemian Pilsners. It is...|
|Tettnanger (GR)||Tettnanger Hops gets its name from the Tettnang area of Germany. Tettnang is a famous hops growing region (and town) near the southern border, near Lake Bodens...|
|Spalt||Spalt Hops, also called Spalter Spalt, is a natural variety originating from Spalt Germany. This variety carries a great tradition in German brewing and has ma...|
|Hersbrucker||Hersbrucker Hops was the gift of the earth from the Hersbruck district in Hallertau Germany. This variety, found from natural selection, has been taking over a...|
Common Beer Styles for Spalter Select Hops
Spalter Select Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Victory Brewing Company|
|Brauerei Augustiner Beau|
|Black Foot Brewing|
|Sacremento Brewing Company|