Yakima Cluster

First grown in the late 1950’s, Yakima Cluster is the daughter of Late Cluster and the granddaughter of Pacific Coast Cluster. It doesn’t appear to be suited to either Idaho or Oregon growing regions in the US but seems to thrive in the drier Yakima Valley.

It is most often sold simply as a Cluster hop, with whom it shares near identical chemistry and traits. These traits include a moderate bittering, some earthy flavors and a flowery aroma with elements of sweet fruit.

Also Known As Late Cluster L-8
Characteristics
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 4.4%-9.8%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-6.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 42%
Country US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 2020-2250 kg/hectare (1800-2000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to
Susceptible to Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.24-0.90 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 18%
Caryophyllene Oil 6%-7%
Farnesene Oil < 1%
Substitutes Chinook
Style Guide

References
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Yakima_Cluster
https://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/65102.html
https://ychhops.com/varieties/cluster

Great Fermentations


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *