Origin and Description
Yeoman Hops, sometimes called Wye Yeoman, was bred at Wye College in England in the 1970's. Its precise pedigree is unknown, although it is compared to Target Hops. It is no longer available on the open markets, but it has left its footprint on the hops universe. Yeoman Hops as a seedling was taken from Wye and was named Phoenix Hops, which was seen as a disease resistant replacement for Challenger. Yeoman Hops is also a grand parent of Australian Super Pride Hops, which is dubbed as such for its astounding yield and high alpha content compared to Pride of Ringwood. And finally, Pioneer Hops is also related to Yeoman.
Yeoman Hops has high alpha acid content at 12.0%-16.0%, which is very high for the Hops Breeding Program at Wye. This variety is a bittering type, and comes with elevated levels of myrcene oil. Yeoman had its day for brewing beer, and was ideal for English style ales needing some hop kick.
Yeoman Hops has a very low yield ranging from 800-1500 lbs/acre. This variety has all of the right characteristics regarding disease and fungus resistance and is tolerant to Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, and Verticillium Wilt.
Yeoman Hops Usage
Yeoman hops is commonly used as as bittering agent in beer.
Yeoman Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for yeoman hops that impact farming, chemistry, transport & trade, beer production, as well as the final character of the finished product.
Yeoman Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||12%-16%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-5%|
Yeoman Hops Cone Physical Characteristics
|Yeoman Lupulin Color||Pale Yellow|
Yeoman Hops Growth, Harvest, and Storage Details
|Maturity||Early to Mid Season|
|Yield||Yield for Yeoman Hops is Low at 800 - 1500 kg/hectare|
|Susceptibility to Disease and Pests|
Downy Mildew,Powdery Mildew,Verticillium Wilt,
|Storability||Yeoman Hops maintains 80%-80% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C|
|Ease of Harvest||Unknown|
Yeoman Hops Oil Composition
|Total Oil Composition||1.7-2.4 mls/100 grams|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||38.2%-60.5%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||12.2%-39.2%|
|Caryophyllene Oil Composition||5.3%-9.4%|
|Farnesene Oil Composition||0%-1%|
Yeoman Hops Substitutes
|Target||Target Hops was bred at the Hop Research Institute at Wye College in England and was released in 1992, This variety is a cross between the following: (|
Common Beer Styles for Yeoman Hops
|India Pale Ale|
Yeoman Hops Use in Commercial Beers
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