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Purchase Magnum (GR) Hops
This hop variety can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Magnum (GR) Hop
Magnum is the daughter of Galena and the unnamed male German hop 75/5/3. It was released in 1980.
German hops begin to be harvested annually in the fall starting at the end of August into September.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Magnum (GR) Hops
Magnum (GR) is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
German Magnum hops have aroma descriptors that include apple and pepper. It provides clean bitterness and subtle citrus flavors.
Brewing Values for Magnum (GR) Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Magnum (GR) 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.||4.5-7%5.8% 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.||2:1 - 4:13:1 avg|
|Hop Storage Index (HSI)The HSI indicates the percent of alpha and beta acids lost after 6 months of storage at room temperature (68°F or 20°C). The freshest hops will always be the best.||18% (Great) 0.15-0.20|
|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 »||21-29%25% 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 »||1.6-2.6 mL2.1mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||30-45%37.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||30-45%37.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||8-12%10% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||0-32%|
Beer Styles using Magnum (GR) Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Magnum (GR) hop include Ale & Lager.
Magnum (GR) Hop Substitutions
If the Magnum (GR) 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 Magnum (GR) substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Magnum (GR):
Is Magnum (GR) available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Magnum (GR) 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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