Hop Variety – Southern Cross

Pedigree: Cross between New Zealand “Smoothcone” and a 1950’s research variety bred from a crossing of an early North American type Cali with English Fuggle
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Aroma: A delicate balance of citrus and spice, including a heady mix of lemon peel and pine needles
Alpha Acids: 11.0 – 14.0%
Beta Acids: 5.0 – 6.0%
Co-Humulone: 25 – 28% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene: 31.8% of total oil
Humulene: 20.8% of total oil
Caryophyllene: 6.7% of total oil
Farnesene: 7.3% of total oil
General Trade Perception: Typically used in mainstream lagers, but finding favor in a variety of craft styles
Typical Beer Styles: Ale, Lager
Additional Information: Released by New Zealand’s HortResearch Hop Breeding Program at Riwaka in 1994

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