Hop: Saaz (US)

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Description

United States version of Saaz was started from a Czechoslovakian Saaz seedling. Difficult to grow and a low yield.

General Information

Aliases US Saaz, American Saaz
Profile Mild, earthy, herbal and spice.
Country United States
Substitutes Lubelski, Saaz, Sterling
Purpose Aroma
Yield 540 - 890 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 45% - 50% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager, Pilsner

Acids

Alpha Acid 3.5 - 4.5%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 4.5%
Cohumulone 24.0 - 28.0%

Oils

Total Oil 0.5 - 1.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 25.0 - 37.0%
Humulene 23.0 - 40.0%
Caryophyllene 7.0 - 11.0%
Farnesene 9.0 - 13.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Low
Cones Small to medium with loose to moderate density
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Moderate
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium color
Side Arm Length 6" - 24"
Last Updated
  • 2020-05-13 08:56:29
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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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