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UK Challenger Hop Pellets (16oz / 1 pound) - 2018 CROP!
UK Challenger Hop Pellets (16oz / 1 pound) - 2018 CROP!


 
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HOPSUKCHALLENGER1-2018CROP
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Description
 

Released to the public in 1972, Challenger hops were developed at Wye College from varieties Northern Brewer and German Zattler. It accounted for a significant percentage of the hops grown in the UK during the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Challenger features decent bitterness and a floral aroma and as such are considered fine for bittering or for dry hopping. Its flavor is smooth with balanced floral characteristics, some citrus and a dash of spice.

Also Known As

Wye Challenger

Characteristics

Purpose

Bittering & Aroma

Alpha Acid Composition

6.5%-9%

Beta Acid Composition

3.2%-4.5%

Co-Humulone Composition

20%-25%

Country

UK

Cone Size

Medium to large

Cone Density

Moderate to compact

Seasonal Maturity

Late

Yield Amount

1400-1800 kg/hectare (1240-1610 lbs/acre)

Growth Rate

Moderate

Resistant to

Resistant to downy mildew and powdery mildew

Susceptible to

Susceptible to verticillium wilt

Storability

Retains 70%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)

Ease of Harvest

Difficult

Total Oil Composition

1-1.7 mL/100g

Myrcene Oil Composition

30%-42%

Humulene Oil Composition

25%-32%

Caryophyllene Oil

8%-10%

Farnesene Oil

1%-3%

Substitutes

Perle (US), Northern Brewer, Admiral

Style Guide

Golden Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout