Most widely used for their aromatic properties, UK Challenger hops can act as a bittering agent in your brew, as well. These hops make a great choice for early and late kettle additions, that contribute a spicy, woodsy cedar, and green tea character to any type of Ale. You can also get crisp fruity notes with late kettle additions. This is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer, with lineage also including Target and Northdown.
Alpha Acids: 6.5 – 9.0%
Beta Acids: 3.2 – 4.2%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.5 – 2.8
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 20 – 25%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.0 – 1.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 70 - 85%
Similar Hop Varieties: Perle, Northern Brewer