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Petit Blanc Hop France Hop

Petit Blanc Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:France (FR)
International Code:PBC

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Purchase Petit Blanc Hops

Petit Blanc 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.

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Origin of Petit Blanc Hops

Old, nearly lost French variety, origin unknown, formerly grown in the French region “Champagne-Ardenne” close to the burgundy region. Found in the backyard of an old former hop grower.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Petit Blanc Hops

Petit Blanc is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Petit Blanc hops have an intensive fruity flavor. Common descriptors include Papaya/Melon, Cherry, Lilac, Pina Colada, Lemon Blossom, Green Tea, Bees Wax.

Tags: #cherry  #melon  #papaya  #green_tea  #lilac  

Brewing Values for Petit Blanc Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Petit Blanc 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.
2-4%
3% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.5-6%
5.5% 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.0:1 - 1:1
1:1 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 »15%
15% 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 »0.5-0.8 mL
0.7mL avg

Beer Styles using Petit Blanc Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Petit Blanc hop include Saison, Pale Ale & Wheats.

Petit Blanc Hop Substitutions

If the Petit Blanc 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 chosing 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 Petit Blanc substitutions.

There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.

Is Petit Blanc available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Petit Blanc hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.


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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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