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Hop: Pilot

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Pilot was bred from Pioneer and open pollination at Wye College, released in 2001. A high bittering hop with a distinct character from typical British hops.

General Information

Profile Lemon and spice aroma with marmalade flavor.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes N/A
Purpose Bittering
Storage Good
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 8.5 - 11.5%
Beta Acid 3.3 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 32.0 - 37.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 1.4 ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0 - 37.0%
Humulene 3.0 - 6.0%
Caryophyllene 3.0 - 4.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-05-12 19:59:34

Hops Catalog

Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
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