|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
Purchase Cashmere Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
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.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
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
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 »
|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 - 3:12:1 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). The freshest hops will always be the best.||26% (Good) 0.25-0.265|
|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 mL1.3mL 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  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 hop varieties as substitutions of Cashmere:
Is Cashmere available in lupulin powder?
Yes! There is a version of the Cashmere hop in lupulin powder form. Cashmere lupulin powder is suggested to be used at about half the amount as you'd normally use with pellets. The Cryo/LupuLN2 (Yakima Chief Hops), Lupomax (Haas) and Hopsteiner products are pure concentrated lupulin powder, which add big 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 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
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