Hallertau Tradition is a Hüll-bred fine aroma hop originating from Hallertau Mittelfrüher, Hallertauer Gold and Saaz. Bred specifically for fungus and disease resistance, it succeeded in that effort and also features higher alpha acids than its parent varieties, low cohumulone and higher myrcene. It was released for commercial production in 1989.
Its oil profile contributes to a wonderfully earthy and grassy character atop a nose of nectar fruits. It is best used late in the boil, or for dry hopping. This utilization is preferential since its humulene content has been noted to dissipate rapidly when heated.
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|Also Known As||Tradition, German Tradition, H Tradition|
|Characteristics||Earthy, grassy, aromas of nectar fruits|
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.6%-7%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%-5%|
|Yield Amount||1560-1780 kg/hectare (1390-1580 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Resistant to verticillium wilt, downy mildew and powdery mildew|
|Storability||Retains 65%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.9-1.9 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||20%-25%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||40%-55%|
|Substitutes||Retains 65%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Style Guide||American Lager|
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