Brewers Gold – Hop Plant

£11.95

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.

For detailed information about this specific plant, please see the description below.

17 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

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 NuggetCentennial and many others and is still used for breeding today.

Brewers Gold hop plant will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Bullion

 

Characteristics Notes of spice and blackcurrant
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 7.1%-11.3%
Beta Acid Composition 3.3%-6.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 3.3%-6.1%
Country UK
Cone Size Small
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Late
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)
Total Oil Composition 1.96 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 66.7%
Humulene Oil Composition 11.6%
Caryophyllene Oil 6.5%
Farnesene Oil None
Style Guide Ale, American Pale Ale, Bitter, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Hop Characteristics

Blackcurrent, Spice

Hop Purpose

Bittering

Hop Cone size

Small

Brewing style

Ale, Barley Wine, Bitter, Imperial Stout, Pale Ales

Hop Maturity

Late

Caring for Hop Plants

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information in our Guide to Growing Hops article.

Here are some key points:

  • Hop plants are a hardy perennial, best planted as a bare root during the dormant winter months.
  • Hops like a well drained fertile soil and should be planted in open ground as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the hole is deep and the crown well covered.
  • Mark the spot with a screw peg.
  • Install your support (trellis, coir string) for the plant to climb up before the spring.
  • Small shoots should appear when the weather warms (April)
  • Train the shoots clockwise during May & June.
  • Harvest at the end of August.

Availability & Delivery

Dormant root stock becomes available in late November / December and is available to buy through to the following spring, as stocks last.

Our dormant hop plants are wrapped with damp moss and are happy in transit for several weeks; any delay will not affect the viability or health of your plants and they can still be planted mid-winter in January.

We use Royal Mail to delivery our hop plants.

We do not send bare root hop plants overseas.

Returns Policy & Terms

Hop plants are perishable products and as such, are non-refundable and non returnable. Please check our Returns Policy before you order and take a look through our full Terms & Conditions.

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