50g East Kent Goldings Hop Pellets
Alpha Acid: 6.3%
Crop Year: 2021
East Kent Goldings (also known as EKG) is a classic English hop variety that has been around for more than 200 years. It’s one of the oldest hop varieties still in use today and is known for its classic English aroma and flavor.
East Kent Goldings hops are known for their delicate aroma and mild bitterness. They’re often used in traditional English-style ales, as well as in some Belgian-style beers.
East Kent Goldings hops have a delicate, herbal flavor with some underlying earthy and spicy notes. They’re often described as having a slight honey-like sweetness, with some subtle fruity notes as well. EKG hops can add a subtle, nuanced character to beers, and are particularly well-suited to English-style ales and other more subtle, balanced styles.
East Kent Goldings hops have a classic English aroma that’s dominated by herbal and floral notes, with some earthy and spicy undertones. They’re often described as having aromas of lavender, thyme, and honey, with some subtle fruity notes as well. The aroma of EKG hops is one of their most distinctive and appealing qualities, and can be a major selling point for traditional English-style ales.
Beer Style Suggestions:
East Kent Goldings hops are best suited for traditional English-style ales, such as bitters, milds, and brown ales. They can also be used in some Belgian-style beers, particularly those that use English yeast strains. EKG hops can add a subtle, nuanced character to any beer, and are especially well-suited to beers that are meant to be enjoyed on a cold winter day.
While there are no direct substitutes for East Kent Goldings hops, there are several other hop varieties that can be used in their place. Some good options include Fuggle, Willamette, and Styrian Goldings hops, all of which have similar earthy, herbal, and floral notes. Challenger and Target hops can also be used as substitutes in some cases, although they have a slightly different flavor profile. Ultimately, the best substitute for EKG hops will depend on the specific recipe and the desired flavor profile.
EKG English Pale Ale
EKG English Pale Ale is a traditional English Pale Ale brewed with East Kent Golding hops. The malt bill provides a smooth and biscuity backbone that complements the floral and earthy hop character. This beer is balanced, sessionable, and perfect for enjoying with friends on a sunny afternoon.
Estimated ABV: 4.5%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.045
Final Gravity: 1.011
Colour: 6 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 67c
4.5 kg Maris Otter Malt
0.5 kg Crystal 40L Malt
0.25 kg Wheat Malt
30 g East Kent Goldings hops at 60 minutes
20 g East Kent Goldings hops at 15 minutes
20 g East Kent Goldings hops at flameout
60 g East Kent Goldings hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @ 19c
Fermentis SafAle S-04 or Lallemand Nottingham
Note: This recipe assumes a batch size of 23L and a brewhouse efficiency of 70%. Adjust the amount of hops and grains accordingly if your equipment or efficiency is different.