Michigan Copper Hop
|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
|Ownership:||™ Great Lake Hops|
Purchase Michigan Copper Hops
Michigan Copper 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 Michigan Copper Hop
Michigan Copper was released from the Great Lakes Hops (GLH) trials and breeding program in 2014.
US hops begin to be harvested in mid-to-late August for most aroma varieties.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Michigan Copper Hops
Michigan Copper is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Michigan Copper is described as a vigorous super-aroma hop with very fragrant floral and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Rich in fruit and candy notes, this hop has been likened to Hawaiian fruit punch, black cherry, red hard candy, and hibiscus resin.
Brewing Values for Michigan Copper Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Michigan Copper 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.||2-3.5%2.8% 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.||3:1 - 6:14:1 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 »||32-36%34% 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 »||1.15-2.7 mL1.9mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||42-44%43% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||17-18%17.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||7-8%7.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||29-34%|
Beer Styles using Michigan Copper Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Michigan Copper hop include American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Wheat, Belgians, Lagers & Stouts.
Michigan Copper Hop Substitutions
If the Michigan Copper 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 Michigan Copper substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Michigan Copper available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Michigan Copper 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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