Southern Brewer Hop
|Country:||South Africa (SA)|
Purchase Southern Brewer Hops
Southern Brewer 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 Southern Brewer Hops
The first successful hop developed from the African Breweries Hops Farms Ltd. in 1972. An open pollinated cross of Fuggle.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Southern Brewer Hops
Southern Brewer is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
It is considered a bitter hop with no outstanding aroma qualities.
Tags: #earthy #woody
Brewing Values for Southern Brewer Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Southern Brewer 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.||2.5-5.0%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.||2:1 - 5:13:1 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.||38-41%39.5% 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 »||0.4-1.5 mL1mL avg|
Beer Styles using Southern Brewer Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Southern Brewer hop include Ales & Lagers.
Southern Brewer Hop Substitutions
If the Southern Brewer 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 Southern Brewer available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Southern Brewer 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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