Purchase Saphir Hops
Saphir 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 Saphir Hops
Saphir hops were bred at the Hop Research Center in Hull. It was released to the public in 2002.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Saphir Hops
Saphir is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.
Saphir hops have aroma descriptors that include spicy, fruity and floral with hints of tangerine tones.
Tags: #spicy #fruity #floral #tangerine
Brewing Values for Saphir Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Saphir 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.||4-7%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 - 1:11:1 avg|
|Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.||12-17%14.5% 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 »||0.8-1.4 mL1.1mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: pine, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||25-40%32.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, hoppy, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||20-30%25% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, spicy, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||9-14%11.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, woody (β-farnesene)||0-1%0.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||15-46%|
Beer Styles using Saphir Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Saphir hop include Pilsner, German Lager, Belgian Ale & Wheat.
Saphir Hop Substitutions
If the Saphir hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with one of these other hops for a similar outcome:
Is Saphir available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Saphir 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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