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Smaragd Hop Germany Hop

Smaragd Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:Germany (GER)
International Code:SGD
Cultivar/Brand ID:87/24/55

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Origin of Smaragd Hops

Smaragd is a new variety bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll, Germany. Formerly known as Emerald.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Smaragd Hops

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

Smaragd has aroma descriptors that include floral, spicy and mild fruity. Smaragd is a fine aroma variety with many noble characteristics.

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Brewing Values for Smaragd Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Smaragd 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.
4-6%
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.3.5-5.5%
4.5% 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.1:1 - 2:1
1:1 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.13-18%
15.5% 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 »0.4-0.8 mL
0.6mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: pine, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 20-40%
30% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, hoppy, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 30-50%
40% 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 0-41%

Beer Styles using Smaragd Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Smaragd hop include Pilsner, German Ale, German Lager, Belgian Ale, Weissbier & Kolsch.

Smaragd Hop Substitutions

If the Smaragd 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 Smaragd available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Smaragd 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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