Galena

Super alpha Galena has edged out California Cluster as the most widely used bittering hop variety in the US and is also an excellent dual-use hop. It is thought to have ousted Cluster because brewers tend to like Galena’s fruitier aroma over Cluster’s reputed “cattiness”. Super Galena was created to address these concerns.

Galena’s flavor profile really kicks with clean and very agreeable notes of citrus. Some brewers have noted its better when boiled in smaller quantities and that later additions bring forth stronger aromas of blackcurrant.

Directly descended from Brewer’s Gold, Galena was brought about via open pollination and was officially selected in 1968 by agricultural scientist Richard R. Romanko in the state of Idaho. Commercially, Galena is most noted for it’s purported use as the only hop in pale lager, Corona Extra.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Fruity aroma
Purpose Fruity aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 12%
Beta Acid Composition 7.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 39%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1790-2240 kg/hectare (1600-2000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew and peronospera
Susceptible to Susceptible to prunus necrotic ring-spot virus, powdery mildew and aphids
Storability Retains 75%-80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Easy
Total Oil Composition 0.9-1.3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 55%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%-15%
Caryophyllene Oil 3%-6%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Nugget, Columbus, Zeus, Chinook, Pride of Ringwood, Eroica, Newport, Cluster, Brewers Gold
Style Guide Imperial Stout, Stout, India Pale Ale, Barley Wine

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Great Fermentations (USA)
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The Home Brew Shop (UK)
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National Homebrew (Australia)
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Hauraki Homebrew (New Zealand)
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References
http://beerlegends.com/galena-hops
http://hopunion.com/galena/
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21182.html
https://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=607

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