|Country:||New Zealand (NZ)|
|Ownership:||New Zealand Hops Ltd.|
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Purchase HORT9909 Hops
This hop variety can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the HORT9909 Hop
Hort9909 is triploid selection with “Hersbrucker Pure” parentage. Hersbrucker Pure itself being a cross of Hallertau Mittelfrüh, and Saaz and a wild German hop.
New Zealand hops begin to be harvested in late February or March and continues through to early April.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of HORT9909 Hops
HORT9909 is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Hort9909 is a trial variety with pronounced forward citrus characters of lemon and lime, sweet hay and spices background in keeping with the selections breeding.
Brewing Values for HORT9909 Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with HORT9909 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.||3-4%3.5% 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.||2:1 - 3:12:1 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 »||27-29%28% 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 »||1.9 mL1.9mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||49-51%50% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||11-13%12% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||4-5%4.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||30-36%|
Beer Styles using HORT9909 Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the HORT9909 hop include Pale Ale & IPA.
HORT9909 Hop Substitutions
If the HORT9909 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 HORT9909 substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop variety. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is HORT9909 available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the HORT9909 hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop variety 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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