Throughout 2022 hop growers experienced a combination of unusual weather conditions to the detriment of the hops: First, it was hailstorms in Spring that damaged the young bine. Second, it was heat and drought conditions which caused many problems for the oldest varieties in the range.
Hallertau Mittelfruh yielded 50% below the normal output in a good year. The newer ones have fared slightly better, but the shortage overall is totalling 12,000 Tonnes in Germany. Due to this shortage we have purchased extra 2021 harvest hops to help ensure that our customers get a quality product and so that we have enough available for your brewing needs in 2023.
A delicate aroma hop used mainly over the years in Lager type beers. However, it has also been successful in the production of some of the lighter English cask conditioned ales.
Hallertau Mittelfrüh is the land variety of the area of Hallertau with a very noble and typical aroma. Due to its susceptibility for wilt this variety almost dissappeared. The high demand and virus free root stock contributed to a successful comeback.
- Red Currant
- This variety’s aroma is characterized by spicy-woody aromas like myrrh, carnation and lilac combined with red currant and lemon.
Typical Analytical Range
- CULTIVATION AREA Germany
- ALPHA-ACIDS* 3.9 – 4.78 %
- BETA-ACIDS 3.5 – 4.46 %
- TOTAL OIL 1.15 – 1.27 ml/100g
- MYRCENE 32 – 37.2 %
- CARYOPHYLLENE (% OF TOTAL OIL) 2.4 – 2.8 %
- FARNESEN (% OF TOTAL OIL) 1.2 – 1.6 %
- LINALOOL 0.24 – 0.32 %
- GERANIOL (% OF TOTAL OIL) 0.8 – 0.16 %
*Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe, by spectrophotometry (ASBC Hops-6) in the USA. Oil composition is determined by gas chromatography (ASBC Hops-17, EBC
All values represent the medium range of the last 4 years. Be aware that specifically the alpha and oil values can vary in a broad range depending on the relevant crop year.
BarthHaas® are the experts of hops for the best beer taste worldwide
BarthHaas® Pure Hop Pellets are the very best incarnation of each hop variety. The original hop substance is efficiently processed and enriched at extremely low temperatures creating a stable and durable product.
In 225 years, BarthHaas® has grown from its roots as a Franconian hop merchant to become an expert in flavour for the best beers all over the world. As massive as the changes have been, one factor has remained unchanged over the centuries: our love for hops!
A quality product:
the most important ingredient in brewing
BarthHaas wants to allow brewers like you to concentrate on what you do best – creating first-class beers. To achieve this aim, our approach to quality assurance is uniquely comprehensive. We work with our growers to ensure that the hops you use could not be of a higher quality. Find out more about how we guarantee optimum quality.
The highest standards for the best hops: we are satisfied with nothing less. Because hops are one of the most important ingredients in the brewing process. To meet this demand, BarthHaas has introduced a comprehensive quality management system (QMS) [RS1] based on the proven ISO 9001:2015 standard. Our QM system also includes a concept that guarantees optimum product safety on the basis of international HACCP guidelines. An important focus of this concept is the BarthHaas test guarantee [RS3], which is unique in the hop industry to date.
All of our hops are nitrogen flushed to protect them from oxygen, packed in UV protective packaging and cold stored until you order them.
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