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Cashmere Hop United States of America Hop

Cashmere Hop

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Purpose:Dual
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:CMR

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Origin and Geneology of the Cashmere Hop

Cashmere is a cross between Cascade and Northern Brewer. It was released in 2013 by Washington State University.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Cashmere Hops

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

Cashmere has a complex and intensely fruity aroma, with strong overtones of lemon, lime, peach, and melon. Secondary notes of coconut, lemongrass, candy, and herbs can show through in whirlpool or dry hop additions

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Brewing Values for Cashmere Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Cashmere 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 »
7.7-9.1%
8.4% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.3.3-7.1%
5.2% 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.1:1 - 3:1
2:1 avg
Hop Storage Index (HSI)The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C).25% (Good)
0.25
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 »22-24%
23% 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 »1.2-1.4 mL
1.3mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 39-42%
40.5% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 26-29%
27.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 11-13%
12% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 15-24%

Hop Pairings with Cashmere Hops

Some hops just taste better together. We recently analyzed [1] hundreds of the most popular beers to find which hops are commonly paired together. We found that Mosaic & Citra hops are commonly used alongside the Cashmere hop. This is not a complete list, but should give you a good idea of what hops are commonly used together.

Here is the relative frequency of the top 2 hops that are used with Cashmere:



Beer Styles using Cashmere Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Cashmere hop include Sour, Brett, Saison & IPA.

Cashmere Hop Substitutions

If the Cashmere 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 Cashmere substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Cashmere:

Is Cashmere available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Cashmere hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.

Cashmere Hop Statistics

We love statistics. We've analyzed hundreds of IPAs, dug into the Hop Growers of America's annual reports[2] and researched the history behind some of the most popular beer ingredients. Here are a few of the things we've found interesting about the Cashmere hop:

  • In 2019, Cashmere was the 27th most produced hop in the United States

If you see an error in our data, please let us know!

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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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