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Emerald Spire Hop United States of America Hop

Emerald Spire Hop

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Purpose:Dual
Country:United States of America (USA)
Cultivar/Brand ID:GLH-8732
Ownership:™ Great Lake Hops

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Purchase Emerald Spire Hops

Emerald Spire 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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Flavor & Aroma Profile of Emerald Spire Hops

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

The Emerald Spire hop is pleasant, fruit forward and delicious. If the smell of the cones doesn't make your mouth water the first sip of any beer with this hop as the star of the show sure will.

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Brewing Values for Emerald Spire Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Emerald Spire 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 »
8.6-13%
10.8% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.3.5-4.5%
4% 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 - 4:1
3:1 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 »38-39%
38.5% 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 »1.55 mL
1.6mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 36-37%
36.5% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 10-11%
10.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 7-8%
7.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 43-47%

Emerald Spire Hop Substitutions

If the Emerald Spire 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 Emerald Spire substitutions.

There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.

Is Emerald Spire available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Emerald Spire 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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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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