Origin and Description
Super Galena was developed in 1998 by Roger Jeske in Yakima Washington. Galena was crossed with an Open Pollinated Nugget Hops variety to produce "98001". (8001 was then crossed with USDA 19058M to produce the beloved Super Galena. The year 2000 marked the birth/discovery of this variety, and trials were ran over the next 5 years. Super Galena's release in 2006 gave the world of brewing a stronger, higher yielding, and mildew resistant form of Galena Hops.
Super Galena is very comparable to Galena Hops in character. It is a bittering hops known for its clean and crisp bitterness. Super Galene has higher levels of myrcene oil than most varieties. The end result is a mild and pleasant hoppy aroma.
Super Galena Hops is a super producer....yielding 2500-2800lbs/acre. That is near the top of all varieties. The medium ovoid cones are compact and can be harvested mid to late season. This moderately vigorous is also partly dubbed as super due to its resistance to disease and fungus which includes pwdery mildew, downy mildew, and verticillium wilt. Being new to the streets, its not that common yet in commercial beers. However, it can be found, and should be used.
Super Galena Hops Usage
Super Galena hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Super Galena Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for super galena hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Super Galena Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||13%-16%|
|Beta Acid Composition||8%-10%|
Super Galena Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Super Galena Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Super Galena Cone Size||Medium|
|Super Galena Cone Density||Compact|
Super Galena Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Mid to Late Season|
|Yield||Yield for Super Galena Hops is High at 2500 - 2800 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Powdery Mildew,Downy Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
|Storability||Super Galena Hops maintains 78%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Good|
Super Galena Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.5-2.5 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-60%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||19%-24%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||6%-14%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Super Galena Hops Substitutes
|Galena||Galena Hops was part of an Idaho breeding program in 1978 that involved the cross between Brewers Gold...|
Common Beer Styles for Super Galena Hops
|India Pale Ale|
|Imperial India Pale Ale|
|American Pale Ale|
|American Brown Ale|
Super Galena Hops Use in Commercial Beers
|Website||Brewing Company & Beer or Product|
|Oskar Blues Cajun Grill and Brewery|
Dale's Pale Ale