Teamaker

Developed over several decades by the USDA, Teamaker hops were officially released by the ARS Forage, Seed and Cereal Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon in the late 2000’s. They are a unique high beta, low alpha breed that have made their mark, not just in the brewing industry, but in the world of medicine and food as well.

Their strong antibiotic properties has seen them used in herbal teas, as an alternative antibiotic in livestock feed, right through to a bacterial inhibitor in the processing of sugar. As the name might suggest, they also make a tasty iced tea.

In beer brewing, Teamaker’s flavor profile is somewhat similar to Crystal, except they don’t seem to impart any bittering aspect at all. Expect floral aromas and use primarily as a late addition.

Also Known As
Characteristics No bitterness whatsoever
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 0.6%-1.8%
Beta Acid Composition 5.4%-13.2%
Co-Humulone Composition
Country
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition
Myrcene Oil Composition
Humulene Oil Composition
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Substitutes
Style Guide Pale Ale

References
http://www.greatlakeshops.com/teamaker.html
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2008/080103.htm
http://imbibemagazine.com/new-hops-breeds/

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