|Country:||United Kingdom (UK)|
Purchase Flyer Hops
Flyer 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.
Origin and Geneology of the Flyer Hop
Flyer results from a cross made in 2002 between a high alpha-acid female breeding line and a low trellis-type male hop. Following promising results from advanced trial plots during 2007 and 2008, it was established on licensed farm trials with Wye Hops during 2009. The produce from the advanced plots was used for successful pilot brewing trials in 2010.
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 Flyer Hops
Flyer is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
A citrus hop with aromas of stoned fruits, licorice, treacle-toffee and caramel with slight burnt notes. Its bittering characteristics can best be described as spicy, citrus, liquorice and resinous.
Brewing Values for Flyer Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Flyer 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.||4.1-6%5.1% 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.||1:1 - 4:12:1 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 »||26-35%30.5% 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 »||0.6 mL0.6mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||17-25%21% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||22-23%22.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||0-1%0.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||50-61%|
Flyer Hop Substitutions
If the Flyer 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 Flyer substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Flyer:
Is Flyer available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Flyer 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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