Origin and Description

American Tettnanger Hops gets its heritage from a clone of Swiss Tettnanger Hops, which originated from the variety found naturally from the Tettnanger region in Germany near the southern border. German Tettnanger is a land race variety that is esteemed in its tradition for German-Style Lagers and Pilsners.

U.S. Tettnanger is a dual use hops that is regarded as a noble variety. It is comparable to Saaz hops in many ways, and has a clean bitterness character coming from its low alpha acid content (4.0%-5.0%). The alpha beta ratio is nearly 1:1, and the co-humulone is low at 20.0%-25.0% giving it the noble character foundation. The aroma is a floral spice and comes from the moderately abundant oils, including farnesene oil. American Tettnanger Hops is going to be suitable for kettle additions in the wort for both aroma and bitterness, and is going to make a suitable dry hopper as well in the brew keg or fermenter.

American Grown Tettnanger Hops is resistant to Downy Mildew yet susceptible to Prunus Necrotic Ring-Spot Virus. Its character makes up for the low yield of around 1000-1340 lbs/acre. The small to medium size cones are harvested early for Tettnanger. It has found its place on the taps of breweries in the U.S....and U.S. Tettnanger can be found in its traditional form including Lagers and Pilsners, but also in many different style of American Ales.

Tettnanger (US) Hops Usage

Tettnanger (US) hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Tettnanger (US) hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Tettnanger (US) Hops Characteristics

Below is a list of characteristics for tettnanger (us) hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.

Tettnanger (US) Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 4%-5%Tettnanger (US) Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 4 To 5 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4.5%Tettnanger (US) Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3 To 4.5 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-25%Tettnanger (US) Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 20 To 25 Percent

Tettnanger (US) Hops Cone Physical Characteristics

Tettnanger (US) Lupulin ColorPale YellowPale Yellow Lupulin Color for Tettnanger (US) Hops
Tettnanger (US) Cone SizeSmall to MediumTettnanger (US) Hop - Small to Medium Cone Size
Tettnanger (US) Cone DensityModerateTettnanger (US) Hops - Moderate Cone Density

Tettnanger (US) Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details

MaturityEarly SeasonTettnanger (US) Hops - Early Season Maturity
YieldYield for Tettnanger (US) Hops is Low at 1000 - 1340 kg/hectare
Tettnanger (US) Hops - Low Crop Yields
Growth RateModerate
Tettnanger (US) Hops - Moderate Growth Rate
Susceptibility to Disease and PestsTettnanger (US) Hops Resistance to Disease & Pests is Moderate
StorabilityTettnanger (US) Hops maintains 55%-60% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees CTettnanger (US) Hops Storability - Poor to Moderate
Ease of HarvestPoor to GoodTettnanger (US) Hops - Poor to Good Pickability

Tettnanger (US) Hops Oil Composition

Total Oil Composition0.4-0.8 mls/100 gramsTettnanger (US) Hops - Total Oil Compensation 0.4-0.8 mls
Myrcene Oil Composition3%-45%Tettnanger (US) Hops - Myrcene Oil Compensation 3-45 Percent
Humulene Oil Composition18%-23%Tettnanger (US) Hops - Humulene Oil Compensation 18-23 Percent
Caryophyllene Oil Composition6%-7%Tettnanger (US) Hops - Caryophyllene Oil Compensation 6-7 Percent.jpg
Farnesene Oil Composition5%-8%Tettnanger (US) Hops -Farnesene Oil Compensation 5-8 Percent

Tettnanger (US) Hops Substitutes

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SaazSaaz 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...
SantiamSantiam 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 (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...

Common Beer Styles for Tettnanger (US) Hops

    Beer Style
    California Blonde Ale
    Red Ale
    American Amber Ale
    Winter Ale
    Pale Ale

    Tettnanger (US) Hops Use in Commercial Beers

    WebsiteBrewing Company & Beer or Product
    Deschutes Brewery
    Twilight Ale
    Eel River Brewing Company
    Organic California Blonde Ale
    Rock Bottom Brewing Company
    Red Rocks Ale
    O'Fallen Brewery
    O'Fallen Wheat
    Fort Collins Brewery
    Retro Red
    Breckinridge Brewery
    Avalanche Ale
    Sebago Brewing Company
    Slick Nick Winter Ale
    Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
    Harbor Ale