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East Kent Goldings Hop United Kingdom Hop

East Kent Goldings Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:United Kingdom (UK)
International Code:EKG

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East Kent Goldings 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.

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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.

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.

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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 »
4-6.5%
5.3% avg
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 - 3:1
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).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 mL
0.7mL 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 hops as substitutions of East Kent Goldings:

Is East Kent Goldings available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the East Kent Goldings 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.


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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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