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Spalter Select Hop Germany Hop

Spalter Select Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:Germany (GER)

Purchase Spalter Select Hops

Spalter Select 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.

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Origin of Spalter Select Hops

A cross from 76/18/80 and 71/16/7, released in 1993

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Spalter Select Hops

Spalter Select is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Specific aroma descriptors include spicy and grass



Brewing Values for Spalter Select Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Spalter Select 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.
3-6.5%
4.8% avg
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%
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 - 3:1
2:1 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.21-27%
24% 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 »0.5-0.9 mL
0.7mL avg

Beer Styles using Spalter Select Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Spalter Select hop include Kolsch, Belgian Ale & French Ale.

Spalter Select Hop Substitutions

If the Spalter Select 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 Spalter Select available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Spalter Select 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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