Southern Promise

Southern Promise was bred specifically for the South African region. Created from Southern Brewer and a wild Slovenian male, it was developed in an effort to produce a variety that would grow well in areas with limited sunlight.

It has fairly high alpha acids and low cohumulone giving it bright and smooth bittering qualities. It is largely considered a nice dual-use hop with a pleasant and unobtrusive woody and earthy quality.

Also Known As
Characteristics Smooth bitterness, woody, earthy
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 9.5%-11.5%
Beta Acid Composition 3.6%-5.4%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-22%
Country  Slovenia
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1760-2210 kg/hectare (1570-1980 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.7-0.7 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 22%
Humulene Oil Composition 26%-26%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Southern Brewer
Style Guide Lager, Pale Ale

References
http://beerlegends.com/southern-promise-hops
http://www.hopsteiner.de/info/nc/en/pdf/hop-variety-finder/variety-information/sdb/southern-promise-1.html?filename=Southern%20Promise.pdf
http://www.johnihaas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Southern-Promise.pdf
http://www.barthhaasgroup.com/johbarth/images/pdfs/hop-varieties/en/Sortenblatt_Engl_SOUTH-AFRICA_SouthernPromise.pdf

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