Super Galena Hop
|Country:||United States of America (USA)|
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Purchase Super Galena Hops
Super Galena hops are available to be purchased at 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 and Geneology of the Super Galena Hop
Super Galena is a cross between 9801 and a USDA 19058m. It was released in 2006.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Super Galena Hops
Super Galena is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.
Super Galena hops have aroma descriptors that include sweet fruits, pear, pineapple, blackcurrant, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry and spicy wood. Super Galena is comparable to Galena in its aroma and bitterness profile, but offers a substantially higher yield and complete resistance to all current hop powdery mildew strains found in the U.S.
Tags: #grassy #spicy #pear #pineapple #grapefruit #gooseberry #honey #juniper
Brewing Values for Super Galena Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Super Galena 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 »
|Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.||8-10%9% 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 - 2:12:1 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 »||35-40%37.5% 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 »||0.8-2.5 mL1.7mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||45-60%52.5% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||Unknown|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||Unknown|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||Unknown|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||40-55%|
Beer Styles using Super Galena Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Super Galena hop include American Ale, Stout & Lager.
Super Galena Hop Substitutions
If the Super Galena 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 Super Galena substitutions.
Experienced brewers have chosen the following hop varieties as substitutions of Super Galena:
Is Super Galena available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Super Galena hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2), Haas (Lupomax) or Hopsteiner have created versions of this hop variety 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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