Saaz (US) Hop
|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
Purchase Saaz (US) Hops
Saaz (US) 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 of Saaz (US) Hops
Saaz was bred from the original centuries-old Czech Saaz variety.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Saaz (US) Hops
Saaz (US) is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Saaz is a noble variety of hops, and is considered one of the oldest known varieties. It's aromas added include earthy with a mild spice.
Brewing Values for Saaz (US) Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Saaz (US) 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.
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||3-4.5%3.8% 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.||1:1 - 2:11:1 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).||25% (Good) 0.25|
|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 »||24-28%26% 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 »||0.5-1 mL0.8mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||25-30%27.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||35-40%37.5% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||9-11%10% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||9-13%11% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||6-22%|
Beer Styles using Saaz (US) Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Saaz (US) hop include Pilsner, Lager, Wheat & Belgian Ale.
Saaz (US) Hop Substitutions
If the Saaz (US) 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 Saaz (US) substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hops as substitutions of Saaz (US):
Is Saaz (US) available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Saaz (US) 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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