Purchase Junga Hops
Junga 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 Junga Hop
Bred by the IUNG Puławy from Northern Brewer, Marynka and Saaz stock.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Junga Hops
Junga is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
While some call Junga a dual-purpose hop, it is mainly used for bittering. Has limited potential for aroma or dry hopping use. Sometimes Iunga or Lunga. This varietal is high in alpha acids (10-13%) and most frequently utilized for bittering. However, if used for aroma, Junga hops give blackcurrant, grapefruit, and spice notes. Junga is comparable to German Magnum; not much taste but a great bittering hop.
Brewing Values for Junga Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Junga 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.||5-8%6.5% 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 - 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 »||29-34%31.5% 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 »||1.5-2.6 mL2.1mL avg|
Beer Styles using Junga Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Junga hop include Imperial Stout, Porter, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, California Common & IPA.
Junga Hop Substitutions
If the Junga 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 Junga substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Junga:
Is Junga available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Junga 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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