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Satus Hop United States of America Hop

Satus Hop

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Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:SAT
Cultivar/Brand ID:YCR 7
Ownership:® Yakima Chief Ranches

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This hop was discontinued and it is not available for purchase.

Origin and Geneology of the Satus Hop

It was created at Yakima Chief Ranches, but appears to have been discontinued as of 2016.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Satus Hops

Satus is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.

Satus is a high alpha dual-use hop considered great as a clean foundational hop when used at the beginning of a boil and when an extra punch of hops is desired. When it is used late in the boil, strong citrus notes come to the forefront.

Tags: #citrus  #clean 

Brewing Values for Satus Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Satus 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 »
13.3% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.8.5-9%
8.8% 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 - 2:1
2:1 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 »32-35%
33.5% 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 »1.5-2.8 mL
2.2mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 40-45%
42.5% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 15-20%
17.5% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 7-10%
8.5% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 24-38%

Beer Styles using Satus Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Satus hop include IPA, Pale Ale, Stout, Barleywine & Imperial Stout.

Satus Hop Substitutions

If the Satus 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 Satus substitutions.

Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Satus:

Is Satus available in lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Satus 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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