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Bramling Cross Hop United Kingdom Hop

Bramling Cross Hop

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Country:United Kingdom (UK)
International Code:BRX
Cultivar/Brand ID:OT 48

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Purchase Bramling Cross Hops

Bramling Cross hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.

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Origin and Geneology of the Bramling Cross Hop

Bramling Cross is a cross between Bramling (a traditional Golding variety) and a wild Manitoban (Canadian) hop. It was bred by Wye College in 1927.

English hops begin to be harvested annually in the fall starting at the beginning of September, and often continuing into early October.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Bramling Cross Hops

Bramling Cross is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.

Bramling Cross hops have aroma descriptors that include strong spice, blackcurrant, loganberry and lemon. It is often used in traditional cask conditioned beers due to its distinct characteristics.

Tags: #black_currant  #loganberry  #vanilla  #lemon  #spicy 

Brewing Values for Bramling Cross Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Bramling Cross hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness. Learn more »
6.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.2.3-3.2%
2.8% avg
Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.2:1 - 3:1
3:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops may impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer. Learn more »33-35%
34% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »0.7-1.2 mL
1mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) Unknown
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) Unknown
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) Unknown
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) Unknown
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 100-100%

Beer Styles using Bramling Cross Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Bramling Cross hop include ESB, Bitter, Pale Ale, Spiced Ale & Scotch Ale.

Bramling Cross Hop Substitutions

If the Bramling Cross hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with a similar hop. The old way of choosing replacement hops was done by experience and "feel". There is nothing wrong with that way. However, we wanted to build a data-driven tool to find your Bramling Cross substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Bramling Cross:

Is Bramling Cross available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Bramling Cross hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. Too bad too - it is pure hop lupulin powder, which leads to huge, concentrated flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.

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