|Country:||New Zealand (NZ)|
|Cultivar/Brand ID:||USDA 56013|
|Ownership:||® NZ Hops, Ltd.|
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Purchase Taiheke Hops
This hop variety can be purchased at Yakima Valley Hops.
Origin and Geneology of the Taiheke Hop
First released in 1972, Taiheke is bred from crossing an English Fuggle and a male variety thought to be a crossing of Fuggle with the Russian variety of Serebrianka.
New Zealand hops begin to be harvested in late February or March and continues through to early April.
Flavor & Aroma Profile of Taiheke Hops
Taiheke is a dual-purpose hop that can be used in all hop additions throughout the brewing process.
Remarkable levels of citrus notes that lean towards tropical fruit characteristics, such as grapefruit, lemon and lime. It is characterized by a floral, citrus profile, with a hint of spice.
Brewing Values for Taiheke Hops
These are the common ranges that we've seen with Taiheke 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.||5-5.5%5.3% 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 - 2:11:1 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 »||33-40%36.5% 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 »||1.0-1.5 mL1.3mL avg|
|Total Oil Breakdown:|
|› MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene)||50-60%55% avg|
|› HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene)||10-20%15% avg|
|› CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene)||5-10%7.5% avg.|
|› FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene)||0-5%2.5% avg|
|› All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene||5-35%|
Beer Styles using Taiheke Hops
Some popular beer styles that make use of the Taiheke hop include Ales, Pale Ales, IPA & New England IPA.
Taiheke Hop Substitutions
If the Taiheke 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 Taiheke substitutions.
There are no manually picked substitutions for this hop variety. You can instead use our tool that uses data to find similar hops.
Is Taiheke available in lupulin powder?
Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Taiheke 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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