Origin and Description
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 Bodensee, which also borders Austria and Switzerland. You can see the Tettnanger hop fields from space around Tettnang. This hops variety is grown in other countries including Switzerland, the United States, as well as Australia, and hops grown from this area in Germany will likely be marked as Tettnang Tettnanger.
Tettnanger Hops is considered a noble variety due to its aroma and co-humulone levels. Tettnanger has low alpha acid content ranging from 3.0%-6.0%. This traditional hops is a dual purpose hops and is used for both its bitterness and aroma. It closely resembles Saaz Hops which is largely grown in the Czech Republic and the essential oil make up is very similar. Myrcene, humulene, and caryophyllene oils are all within the moderate range. While farnesene oil is highly elevated, ranging up to 34% which is some of the highest of any variety. Yes! The result is a highly regarded aroma, of the noble character, that is spicy yet floral.
Tettnanger Hops is on the low side of the global yield scale, but moderate compared to some other German varieties. 1000-1400 lbs/acre of medium size, fairly compact cones can be harvested early to mid season after a moderately vigorous growing cycle. Tettnanger Hops is susceptible to German Wilt, yet tolerant to Downy Mildew. The German Tettnanger variety is one versatile hops, and has shaped character of German Pilsners and Lagers over centuries. It is also found many other beers styles from commercial brewers including Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, Kolsch, Bocks, and many more...
Tettnanger (GR) Hops Usage
Tettnanger (GR) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Tettnanger (GR) Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for tettnanger (gr) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Tettnanger (GR) Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||3%-6%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3%-5%|
Tettnanger (GR) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Tettnanger (GR) Lupulin Color||Yellow|
|Tettnanger (GR) Cone Size||Medium|
|Tettnanger (GR) Cone Density||Moderate to Compact|
Tettnanger (GR) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Tettnanger (GR) Hops is Low at 1000 - 1400 kg/hectare|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to Vigorous|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
|Storability||Tettnanger (GR) Hops maintains 55%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Unknown|
Tettnanger (GR) Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||0.5-1 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||15%-25%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||18%-30%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||6%-13%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||12%-34%|
Tettnanger (GR) Hops Substitutes
|Spalter Select||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 ...|
|Polnisher Lublin||Polnisher Lublin is also the name given to the 'Lublin (Lubelski) Hops. Please go there for more information....|
|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...|
|Santiam||Santiam Hops was released in 1997 by the USDA and is a cross between 1/3 German Tettnanger, 1/3 Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, and 1/3 tetrapoild USDA Male. Both of ...|
Ultra Hops is was bred by the hops research program in Corvallis, Oregon in 1983 and is a triploid variety. Ultra Hops is ideal for Pilsners, Wheat and Bock...
|Tettnanger (US)||American Tettnanger Hops gets its heritage from a clone of Swiss Tettnanger, which originated from the variety found naturally from the Tettnanger region in Ger...|
Common Beer Styles for Tettnanger (GR) Hops
|Strong Abbey Ale|
|English Summer Ale|