Cluster Fugget Blend Hop
|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
Purchase Cluster Fugget Blend Hops
Cluster Fugget Blend hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Cluster Fugget Blend Hops
Cluster Fugget Blend is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Cluster Fugget™ is a spontaneous hop blend that is just that...a cluster Fugget of Pacific Northwestern varieties, capturing the adventurous spirit of the home brewing community. Whether it is your first batch, or your one-hundredth, every home brewer has wound up brewing a beer with a cluster Fugget of aromas and flavors. This hop blend was created in celebration of these fortunate mistakes, reminding us that no brew should be taken too seriously.
Brewing Values for Cluster Fugget Blend Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Cluster Fugget Blend 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.||4.0-4.2%4.1% 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 - 2:12:1 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 »||30-37%33.5% 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 »||0.9-1 mL1mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||26-27%26.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||27-28%27.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||11-12%11.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||1-2%1.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||31-35%|
Cluster Fugget Blend Hop Substitutions
If the Cluster Fugget Blend 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 Cluster Fugget Blend substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Cluster Fugget Blend:
Is Cluster Fugget Blend available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Cluster Fugget Blend 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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