Amarillo – Know Your Hops

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Know Your Hops – Amarillo

Amarillo

  • Alpha Acids: 8% – 11%
  • Beta Acids: 6% – 7%
  • Cohumulone: 21% – 24%
  • Origin: Washington, USA
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Introduced by Vigil Gamache Farms, Washington. Amarillo is primarily used as an aromatic hop variety for late boil additions and dry hopping.

Amarillo can typically be found in American Pale Ales and IPA’s adding a nice citrus note described as grapefruit/orange. Possible substitutions include Cascade and Centennial.

With Alpha Acid ranging from 8% – 11% Amarillo is also acceptable to use for the full boil but with a Myrcene oil percentage of around 70% may add a metallic taste when used in abundance.

REFERENCES/FURTHER READING

http://beerlegends.com/amarillo-hops

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/amarillo-hops-216089/

http://www.homebrewstuff.com/hop-profiles

http://brewwiki.com/index.php/Amarillo_Hops

 

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