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Saaz (CZ) Hop Czech Replublic Hop

Saaz (CZ) Hop

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Country:Czech Replublic (CZH)
International Code:SAZ

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This hop can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.

Origin and Geneology of the Saaz (CZ) Hop

Saaz is a staple variety for brewers and dates back more than 700 years. A Czech Republic landrace variety, Saaz is the most classic “noble” aroma hop with
longstanding and strong traditions

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Saaz (CZ) Hops

Saaz (CZ) is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Czech Republic Saaz has aroma descriptors that include mild with pleasant earthy, herbal and floral overtones.

Tags: #earthy  #herbal  #floral  #mild  #noble 

Brewing Values for Saaz (CZ) Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Saaz (CZ) 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 »
3.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4-8%
6% 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
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.50% (Poor)
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 »23-26%
24.5% 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 »0.4-1 mL
0.7mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 25-40%
32.5% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 15-30%
22.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 6-9%
7.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 14-20%
17% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 1-40%

Beer Styles using Saaz (CZ) Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Saaz (CZ) hop include Lager, Wheat & Pilsner.

Saaz (CZ) Hop Substitutions

If the Saaz (CZ) 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 Saaz (CZ) substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Saaz (CZ):

Is Saaz (CZ) available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Saaz (CZ) 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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