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Hop: Southern Star

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Description

Southern Star is bred to deal with South Africa's shorter growing season. Released in 2001, Southern Star has pedigree from Outeniqua and South African male (OF2/93).

Clean and crisp bittering hop, very high in the oil farnesene.

General Information

Profile Aroma: blueberry, tropical fruit, watermelon, rose petals, orange, dank, subtle spice. Flavor: citrus, floral, fruit.
Country South Africa
Substitutes Ekuanot®, El Dorado®, Outeniqua, Summit
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1420 - 2205 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles India Pale Ale, Pale Ale

Acids

Alpha Acid 12.0 - 15.5%
Beta Acid 4.8 - 5.2%
Cohumulone 28.0 - 33.0%

Oils

Total Oil 1.3 - 1.6 ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0 - 38.0%
Humulene 18.0 - 24.0%
Caryophyllene 12.0 - 16.0%
Farnesene 10.0 - 14.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Cones Medium size with moderate to compact density
Maturity Middle
Ease of Harvest Difficult

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-05-09 11:15:55
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Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
Explanations
  • 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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