Tettnanger A was created in the 1970’s at the University of Hohenheim in Germany via clonal selection from the original Tettnanger hop. Sibling to Tettnanger B, Tettnanger A was originally thought to contain higher alpha percentages though testing in the US has brought this into question. It is said to have a pleasant, continental-style aroma and like it’s parent, is thought to be a descendant of Czech variety, Saaz.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Pleasant continental-style aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||4.4%|
|Beta Acid Composition||5%|
|Yield Amount||1120 kg/hectare (< 1000 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Resistant to||Tolerant to downy mildew and verticillium wilt|
|Storability||Retains 60% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||0.85 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||47.2%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||16.6%|
|Substitutes||Tettnanger, Saaz, Hallertau|
|Style Guide||Lager, Pilsner|
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