50g Styrian Dragon Hop Pellets
Styrian Dragon is a hop variety that is grown in Slovenia, in the Styrian region. It is a relatively new hop variety that was first released in 2000, and it has gained popularity in recent years among craft brewers for its unique flavor and aroma profile.
Alpha Acid: 5.6%
Crop Year: 2020
Styrian Dragon hops are a dual-purpose hop that can be used for both bittering and aroma. They are known for their high alpha acid content and unique combination of flavors and aromas, which make them a popular choice among brewers.
Styrian Dragon hops have a complex flavor profile that is characterized by a combination of fruity, floral, and spicy notes. They have a high alpha acid content, which provides a strong bitterness, but also contribute flavors of lemon, lime, and black pepper.
Styrian Dragon hops have a unique and complex aroma profile that is characterized by a combination of floral, earthy, and spicy notes. The aroma is dominated by notes of fresh herbs, with hints of lemon and lime.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Styrian Dragon hops are most commonly used in Belgian-style beers, particularly Saisons and Witbiers, where they can contribute a spicy and herbal flavor profile. They can also be used in other beer styles such as American IPAs and English-style Bitters, where they can provide both bitterness and a unique combination of flavors and aromas.
If Styrian Dragon hops are not available, some good substitutes include Saaz and Tettnang hops, which can provide a similar spicy and herbal flavor profile. Other substitutes that can be used include Hallertau, Hersbrucker, and Perle hops, which have a similar alpha acid content and can provide a similar bittering potential. Ultimately, the best hop substitute for Styrian Dragon will depend on the specific recipe and desired flavor profile.
Styrian Dragon Saison
This Belgian-style saison features the unique and spicy flavors of Styrian Dragon hops from Slovenia. The malt bill provides a light and refreshing base with a touch of spicy rye, while the hop character is herbal and peppery. A perfect beer to enjoy on a warm summer day.
Estimated ABV: 6%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.008
Colour: 5 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 65c
3.5 kg Pilsner Malt
0.5 kg Rye Malt
0.25 kg Wheat Malt
0.25 kg Munich Malt
25 g Styrian Dragon hops at 60 minutes
15 g Styrian Dragon hops at 15 minutes
15 g Styrian Dragon hops at 5 minutes
30 g Styrian Dragon hops at flameout
YEAST – FERMENT @ 19c
Belgian Saison Yeast such as SafAle BE-134 or Lallemand Belle Saison.
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