50g Northern Brewer Hop Pellets
Northern Brewer is a classic hop variety that originated in England. It’s a dual-purpose hop that is often used for both bittering and aroma in a variety of beer styles.
Alpha Acid: 10%
Crop Year: 2023
Northern Brewer hops are a versatile hop variety that can be used for both bittering and aroma. They have a moderate alpha acid content, which makes them a good choice for adding bitterness to beers. They also have a pleasant aroma and flavor profile, with a spicy and woody character.
Northern Brewer hops have a unique flavor profile that is characterized by spicy and woody notes. They have a moderate bitterness that can add balance to beers, as well as a subtle herbal character that can complement other hop varieties.
Northern Brewer hops have a moderate aroma that is characterized by a spicy and woody character. They’re not as aromatic as some other hop varieties, but they can add a subtle herbal and woody character to beers.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Northern Brewer hops are a versatile hop that can be used in a variety of beer styles. They’re often used in English-style ales, such as Bitters and Milds, where their moderate bitterness and woody character can add balance to the beer. They’re also a good choice for German-style lagers, such as Pilsners and Dunkels, where they can add a spicy and herbal character to the beer. Northern Brewer hops can also be used in American-style ales, such as IPAs and Pale Ales, where they can add a unique woody and herbal character to the beer.
Northern Brewer hops have a unique flavor and aroma profile, so finding a perfect substitute can be challenging. However, some good alternatives include Chinook, Nugget, and Magnum hops, all of which have a similar woody and spicy character. Other substitutes that can be used in a pinch include Fuggles and Willamette hops. Ultimately, the best hop substitute for Northern Brewer will depend on the specific recipe and desired flavor profile.
Northern Brewer American Amber
This American Amber Ale showcases the earthy and woody flavors of Northern Brewer hops. The beer is balanced by a caramel and biscuit malt backbone with a hint of chocolate, while the hop bitterness is assertive but not overpowering. A great beer to enjoy on a cool evening.
Estimated ABV: 5.5%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.013
Colour: 13 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 67c
4 kg Pale Ale Malt
0.5 kg Munich Malt
0.5 kg Crystal 60L
0.25 kg Chocolate Malt
25 g Northern Brewer hops at 60 minutes
20 g Northern Brewer hops at 15 minutes
20 g Northern Brewer hops at flameout
50 g Northern Brewer hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @ 19c
Fermentis Safale US-05 or Lallemand BRY-97.
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.