Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hop
Purchase Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hop
The Hallertau Mittelfrüh is the signature landrace variety of the Hallertau region in Bavaria, Germany. Sometimes it is called Hallertauer Mittelfruher.
German hops begin to be harvested annually in the fall starting at the end of August into September.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hops
Hallertau Mittelfrüh is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Hallertau Mittelfrüh - or "Hall Mitt" - hops have a specific aroma descriptors include mild, yet spicy, with floral and citrus tones. Although it can be and is used throughout the boil, it is most prized for its fine, elegant aroma and flavor contribution. Mittelfrüh is, at least to some, the epitome of noble hops.
Brewing Values for Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Hallertau Mittelfrüh 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.||3-5%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.||1:1 - 2:11:1 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 »||18-28%23% 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 »||0.7-1.3 mL1mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||15-16%15.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||55-56%55.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||14-15%14.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||12-16%|
Beer Styles using Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Hallertau Mittelfrüh hop include Altbier, Belgian Ale, Pilsner, Bock, Lager, Wheat & Cask Ale.
Hallertau Mittelfrüh Hop Substitutions
If the Hallertau Mittelfrüh 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 Hallertau Mittelfrüh substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Hallertau Mittelfrüh:
Is Hallertau Mittelfrüh available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Hallertau Mittelfrüh 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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