Cluster (AUS)

Though its official lineage is vague, Australian Cluster is a dual-use hop thought to be of Dutch, English and/or American ancestry. Australian Cluster, grown by HPA is strongly resinous but yields a balanced bitterness with a notable herbal character. Australian’s, particularly those in Queensland, might recognize Australian-grown Cluster as the aroma variety in XXXX Bitter.

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Also Known As  Australian Cluster
Characteristics Strongly resinous, herbal character
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5.5%-8.5%
Beta Acid Composition  4.5%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition  36%-42%
Country Australia
Cone Size
Cone Density  Medium
Seasonal Maturity  Early to mid
Yield Amount  1900-2400 kg/hectare (1695-2141 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate  High
Resistant to
Susceptible to  Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability  Retains 80-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest  Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.4-1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition  45%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition  15%-18%
Caryophyllene Oil  6%-7%
Farnesene Oil  <1%
Substitutes  Northern Brewer, Galena
Style Guide  Lager, Stout, Ale

Where to Buy Cluster (Aus) Hops

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References
http://www.hops.com.au/products/cluster
https://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=3214
http://www.cheekypeakbrewery.com.au/index.php/hops/australian-hops/product/287-pellet-cluster-hops-aa-7-9-per-gram-price-0-075

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