East Kent Golding

East Kent Golding is often thought of as the ultimate English hop. Grown exclusively in Kent, England and descended from Canterbury Whitebine, it is a centuries old variety. Despite claims to the contrary, it is identical to Canterbury Golding. The two names have been used interchangeably for some time. Canterbury is a town in East Kent and the hop was first brought to market there in 1790. Some, however, charge to this day that East Kent Golding and Cantebury Golding are two distinct varieties though there is no clear evidence to support this. The variety began to be known primarily as East Kent Golding in 1838.

It has a good yield in England, but has shown to have an even better yield in Oregon after its introduction there in 1994. It has an amazing aroma profile with lavender, spice, honey and notes of thyme. Flavor-wise it is earthy and mildly bittering with a sweet, silky, honey-like character. East Kent Golding is considered to be the quintessential English hop, long held as one of the island’s favorites for ales and pale ales.

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Also Known As Kent Golding, EKG, Canterbury Golding
Characteristics  Aromas of lavender, spice, honey, thyme, earthy flavors
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-6%
Beta Acid Composition 2%-3%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%
Country
Cone Size Large
Cone Density Loose
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 640 kg/hectare (570 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to hop mosaic virus
Storability Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.85 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 42%
Humulene Oil Composition 27%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Whitbread Golding, Progress, Fuggle, First Gold
Style Guide Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas Ale

Where to Buy East Kent Golding Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.


Great Fermentations (USA)

Yakima Valley Hops (USA)

National Homebrew (Australia)

Clever Brewing (Australia)

BeerCo (Australia)

The Home Brew Shop (UK)

Hauraki Homebrew (New Zealand)
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References
http://beerlegends.com/east-kent-golding-hops
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21681.html
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21680.html

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