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Fuggle Hop United Kingdom Hop

Fuggle Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:United Kingdom (UK)
International Code:FUG

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Purchase Fuggle Hops

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Origin of Fuggle Hops

Fuggle was selected as a chance seedling back in 1861. It was propagated by Richard Fuggle in Kent, England in 1875.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Fuggle Hops

Fuggle is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Fuggle hops have aroma descriptors that include mild, wood, grass, and mint.

Tags: #woody  #grassy  #mint  #mild  



Brewing Values for Fuggle Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Fuggle 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.
2.4-6.1%
4.3% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.2.1-3.5%
2.8% 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
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 »25-32%
28.5% 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 »0.44-1 mL
0.7mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 15-25%
20% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 30-40%
35% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 11-15%
13% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 5-8%
6.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 12-39%

Beer Styles using Fuggle Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Fuggle hop include English Ale, American Pale Ale, Lambics, Brown Ale & Stout.

Fuggle Hop Substitutions

If the Fuggle 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 chosing 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 Fuggle substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Fuggle:

Is Fuggle available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Fuggle 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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