East Kent Goldings Hop
|Country:||United Kingdom (UK)|
Purchase East Kent Goldings Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the East Kent Goldings Hop
EKG's lineage is unknown other than it was used in England going all the way back to 1790.
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 East Kent Goldings Hops
East Kent Goldings is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
East Kent Golding hops have aroma descriptors that include smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones.
Brewing Values for East Kent Goldings Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with East Kent Goldings 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.||1.9-3.5%2.7% 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.||22% (Great) 0.22|
|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 »||20-32%26% 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 »||0.4-1 mL0.7mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||29-31%30% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||38-44%41% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||12-16%14% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||8-21%|
Beer Styles using East Kent Goldings Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the East Kent Goldings hop include English Ale, ESB & Belgian Ale.
East Kent Goldings Hop Substitutions
If the East Kent Goldings 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 East Kent Goldings substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of East Kent Goldings:
Is East Kent Goldings available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the East Kent Goldings 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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