Brewers Gold Hop Plant/Rhizome
Brewers Gold is a bittering hop developed in 1919 by Ernest Stanley Salmon at Wye College. It has a resiny, spicy aroma/flavour with hints of black currant. Brewer’s Gold was used to breed notable varieties like Galena, as well as Nugget, Centennial and many others and is still used for breeding today.
Brewers Gold hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.
|Characteristics||Notes of spice and blackcurrant|
|Alpha Acid Composition||7.1%-11.3%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.3%-6.1%|
|Yield Amount||1760-2400 kg/hectare (1570-2140 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Very high|
|Resistant to||Resistant to verticillium wilt, moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest||Easy|
|Total Oil Composition||1.96 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||66.7%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||11.6%|
|Style Guide||Ale, American Pale Ale, Bitter, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout|