In the past decade Simcoe hops have become somewhat of a darling in both craft and home brewing. True dual purpose application lets Simcoe offer a well rounded addition to just about any recipe. Smooth bitterness is met with aromas of earth, citrus (grapefruit), Try it in IPAs, Wheats, Saisons, and Amber Ales.
Whole cone hops are typically the preffered format for dry hopping as they maintain contact with the beer by floating, they are easier to remove than pellets and they add a unique character to the beer. Adding whole cone hops directly to the mash tun is also a great way to add flavor and clarify your wort.
Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 14.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 5.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.4 - 3.5
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 15 – 20%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.0 – 2.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): Good
Similar Hop Varieties: Summit, Magnum, Citra, Mosaic
|Flavor and Aroma||Citrus, Piney|
|Total Oil Content||High|