Hallertau Tradition Hop
Purchase Hallertau Tradition Hops
This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Hallertau Tradition Hop
Registered in 1993, Tradition is a daughter of Hallertau Gold. It also has Hallertau Mittelfruher and Saaz in its lineage.
German hops begin to be harvested annually in the fall starting at the end of August into September.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Hallertau Tradition Hops
Hallertau Tradition is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Hallertau Tradtion, or commonly referred to as just 'Tradition', adds an earthy and grassy character atop a nose of nectar fruits.
Brewing Values for Hallertau Tradition Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Hallertau Tradition 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.||3-6%4.5% 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 - 2:12:1 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 »||23-30%26.5% 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 »||0.5-1.9 mL1.2mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||17-32%24.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||35-50%42.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||10-15%12.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||2-38%|
Beer Styles using Hallertau Tradition Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Hallertau Tradition hop include Lager, Pilsner & Wheat.
Hallertau Tradition Hop Substitutions
If the Hallertau Tradition 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 Tradition substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Hallertau Tradition:
Is Hallertau Tradition available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Hallertau Tradition 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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