Smaragd

Smaragd is another interesting hop to come out of the Hop Research Institute in Germany. Bred with the purpose of creating a more disease resistant alternative to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, it was released for large-scale production in 2007. Meaning ‘emerald’ in German, Smaragd is a low acid, low cohumulone aroma hop with an interesting oil balance. Myrcene and farnesene make up …