Calais Golding (East Kent Golding) Hop Plant/Rhizome
Calais Golding is a true Golding variety, almost identical to Early Bird with light but spicy flavouring and sweet aroma, but heavier yielding & early maturing. There is special demand for these hops for use in copper hopping and dry hopping of traditional ales. Goldings are also found to be useful for late hopping lagers when a delicate aroma is required.
The cones produced on this variety are very full and ornamental as well as a superb variety for brewing. Calais Golding has a moderate to strong growth habit and will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.
|Also Known As||Kent Golding, EKG, Canterbury Golding|
|Characteristics||Aromas of lavender, spice, honey, thyme, earthy flavors|
|Alpha Acid Composition||5%-6%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2%-3%|
|Yield Amount||640 kg/hectare (570 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Susceptible to||Susceptible to hop mosaic virus|
|Storability||Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Total Oil Composition||0.85 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||42%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||27%|
|Style Guide||Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas Ale|