Origin and Description
Sticklebract Hops came from the breeding program at the DSIR Research Station in New Zealand. Sticklebract was released in 1972 and is a cross between First Choice X Open Pollination. In 1960 First Choice was part of a breeding program that helped to wane the disaster that was happening with Black Root Rot on the main variety at the time, Late Cluster.
Sticklebract Hops is a dual use hops with a high alpha acid content at 13.0%-14.2%. It will provide a healthy bottom line to the bitterness levels in a brew. Stricklebract is compared to Nothern Brewer and provides robust aroma contributions. A high level of selinine is associated with the piney citrus character. It also comes with high levels of myrcene oil and registering levels of farnesene oil. Much like Northern Brewer, Sticklebract is versatile from boil to dry-hop in the beer brewing process.
Sticklebract Hops is a strong yielding plant, producing 1900-2500 lbs/acre. The medium to large hop cones are harvested mid to late season after a vigorous growing cycle. Stricklebract hops enjoys the relatively disease free environment of New Zealand, and has not been associated with any mildews or fungus.
Sticklebract Hops Usage
Sticklebract hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Sticklebract Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for sticklebract hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Sticklebract Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition
|Beta Acid Composition
Sticklebract Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Sticklebract Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
|Sticklebract Cone Size||Medium to Large|
|Sticklebract Cone Density||Moderate|
Sticklebract Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Sticklebract Hops is Moderate to High at 1900 - 2558 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Sticklebract Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Sticklebract Hops Oil Composition
Sticklebract Hops Substitutes
|Northern Brewer (GR)||Northern Brewer is an England native who is seeing its days live out mainly in Germany and the U.S. There is a separate |
Common Beer Styles for Sticklebract Hops
Sticklebract Hops Use in Commercial Beers