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UK Challenger Pellet Hops

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UK Challenger Pellet Hops

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A dual purpose hop combining moderate alpha acid levels with a good kettle hop aroma. Extremely versatile; widely used for both early and late kettle hopping.

Development: A granddaughter of Northern Brewer; lineage also includes Northdown.
Usage: Dual purpose
Aroma: Mild to moderate, spicy
Alpha Acids: 5.0 — 9.0%
Beta Acids: 3.2 — 4.2%
Co-Humulone: 20 — 25% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.0 — 1.5 mls/100g
Substitutions: US or German Perle, Northern Brewer
Typical Beer Styles: English-style Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB, Bitter, Barley Wine, Brown ales
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Origin -
Alpha Acid (Average %) 5.0 — 9.0%
Type Pellet
Typical Usage Multi Purpose
Co-Humulone (%) 20 — 25% of alpha acids
Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 1.0 — 1.5 mls/100g
Substitutions US or German Perle, Northern Brewer

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good for dry hopping
Good hop smell, and taste. It adds a nice spicey and floral flavor .
March 29, 2014
Good for late additions
I like the taste and aroma of Challenger, more so than some of the other popular hops. recently I've been adding it during sparging, doing a first wort hopping, to get all the flavor.
January 13, 2014
I like to use these as a bittering hop in my porter. Has a nice clean addition to brews.
January 8, 2014
UK challenger
I ran out of perle when I was making an ale, and needed a sub NOW. My buddy brought over a few ounces of this hop. My beer turned out rather well. A little less bitter but the same great flavor. Needless to say I stocked up.
November 21, 2013
Good flavor hops
I like the taste of Challenger hops in my English beers. I also dry hop with them for an additional aroma.
November 10, 2013
Good finishing hop
Its a good late addition hop. Nice flavor and aroma. I've used these in a variety of ways, as flavoring hops at 15 minutes, as aroma hops at 2 minutes, as whirlpool hops, as dry hops, and as FWH hops.
September 9, 2013
Dry hop hops.
I primarily use this to dry hop with. I find that it adds a nice spicey and floral flavor to any English ale. IT's nice to have on hand for anyone who wants to make a nice English ale.
June 27, 2013
Great Brit Flavor
This is a great hops to add late into your boil for a floral/spicy flavor or to dry hop with to really get a nice well-rounded hop profile in your Englishe ales.
June 21, 2013
Great Flavor Hop
This is a nice flavor addition for my english Barleywine. Useful in many British style ales.
May 30, 2013
A good bittering hop
I've used it in place of Northdown and Admiral and it was fine. I like the bitterness, compared to some other hops. It's also got a nicer taste.
May 21, 2013
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Was Was Thinking Of Bittering with the Cascade and my own Yakima Magnum....and adding a Bit of Challenger the last 10 and Dry Hop With a Few More Ozs of Cascade.... Does This Sound Like a Decent Mix or a Disaster..?
A shopper on May 18, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: A lot depends on the style of beer you are making. Are you making and English bitter, American lager, or what? When I first started brewing I randomly mixed American and European hops, but the results were often clashing. Challenger is a great hop, but I would stick to using it with English hops such as East Kent Golding, Brewer's Gold UK, Herald, Northdown or Columbia. If you aren't going toward the English bitter profile (as your use of Cascade and Magnum would indicate, then stick with American hops. How about using the Magnum for bittering then getting a nice grapefruity finish with a fair amount of Citra?
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How much do I get when buying?
R A on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 1 oz. (28.4g)

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