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 has aromatic and bittering qualities.
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 13%-14.2%Sticklebract Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 13 To 14.2 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 7.5%-8.5%Sticklebract Hops Beta Acid Composition - 7.5 To 8.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 40%-45%Sticklebract Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 40 To 45 Percent

Sticklebract Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Sticklebract Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Sticklebract Hops
Sticklebract Cone SizeMedium to LargeSticklebract Hop - Medium to LargeCone Size
Sticklebract Cone DensityModerateSticklebract Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Sticklebract Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityMid to Late SeasonSticklebract Hops - Mid to Late Season Maturity
YieldYield for Sticklebract Hops is Moderate to High at 1900 - 2558 kg/hectare
Sticklebract Hops - Moderate to High Crop Yields
Growth RateVigorous
Sticklebract Hops - Vigorous Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsSticklebract Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilitySticklebract Hops maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CSticklebract Hops Storability - Moderate
Ease of HarvestGoodSticklebract Hops - Good Pickability

Sticklebract Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.76-1.72 mls/100 gramsSticklebract Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.76-1.72 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition50.6%-63.6%Sticklebract Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 50.6-63.6 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition7.7%-11%Sticklebract Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 7.7-11 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition3.4%-6%Sticklebract Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 3.4-6 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition4%-4.6%Sticklebract Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 4-4.6 Percent

Sticklebract Hops Substitutes

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Common Beer Styles for Sticklebract Hops

    Beer Style
    Extra Special Bitter (ESB)
    English Pale Ale

    Sticklebract Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Porterhouse Brewing Company
    Turner's Sticklebract Bitter