Like its sibling Cicero, Dr Dragica Kralj at the Hop Research Institute in Zalec, Slovenia originally selected Cekin in the 1980’s. It is a cross between Aurora and a Yugoslav male. It is not currently grown in large quantities commercially due to a lack of interest from breweries. Its vigor and yield are great in Slovenia but to date it has not proven itself in Corvallis test plots in the US. It is said to have a pleasing, distinctive and continental aroma comparable to Savinjski Golding.

Also Known As
Characteristics  European aroma, similar to Styrian hops
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6%-8%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%
Country Slovenia
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 630 kg/hectare (560 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 79% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.07 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 47.9%
Humulene Oil Composition 16.5%
Caryophyllene Oil 6.2%
Farnesene Oil 7.1%
Style Guide


Great Fermentations

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