50g Ella Hop Pellets
Ella is an Australian hop variety that was first released in 2007. It’s a dual-purpose hop that’s known for its unique floral and spicy aroma, as well as its high alpha acid content.
Alpha Acid: 17.5%
Crop Year: 2023
Ella hops are a popular choice among brewers looking to add a distinctive and complex flavor profile to their beers. They have a unique aroma and flavor that can be used in a variety of beer styles, particularly those that are hop-forward and showcase floral and spicy notes.
Ella hops have a complex flavor profile that’s characterized by floral and spicy notes, as well as hints of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and earthy undertones. They have a slightly sweet and herbal character that can add depth and complexity to beers. Ella hops are particularly well-suited to hop-forward styles like American IPAs and pale ales.
Ella hops have a distinctive and complex aroma that’s characterized by floral and spicy notes, as well as hints of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and earthy undertones. They can add a bright and refreshing character to beers, and are particularly well-suited to beers that are meant to be enjoyed in warm weather.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Ella hops are highly versatile and can be used in a wide range of beer styles. They’re particularly well-suited to American-style IPAs and pale ales, as well as Belgian-style ales and wheat beers. They can also be used in other styles like stouts, porters, and lagers. Ella hops can add a unique, floral, and spicy character to any beer.
While there are no direct substitutes for Ella hops, there are several other hop varieties that can be used in their place. Some good options include Galaxy, Citra, and Amarillo hops, all of which have similar floral and fruity notes. Cascade and Saaz hops can also be used as substitutes in some cases, although they have a slightly different flavor profile. Ultimately, the best substitute for Ella hops will depend on the specific recipe and the desired flavor profile.
Ella Pale Ale
This pale ale features the tropical and fruity flavors and aromas of Ella hops. The malt bill provides a light and crisp base with subtle notes of biscuit and honey, while the hop character is the star of the show. Perfect for sipping on a warm summer day.
Estimated ABV: 5%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.010
Colour: 5 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 65c
4.5 kg Pale Ale Malt
0.5 kg Vienna Malt
0.25 kg CaraPils Malt
15 g Ella hops at 60 minutes
50 g Ella hops at flameout
100 g Ella hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @ 18c
Fermentis SafAle US-05 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.