DetailsGaining acceptance as a clean bittering hop. Limited US acreage but widely grown in Germany.
Development: Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll, a cross between Galena and a German male.
Aroma: No distinct aroma characteristics
Alpha Acids: 10.0 — 14.0%
Beta Acids: 4.5 — 7.0%
Co-Humulone: 24 — 30% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.9 — 3.0 mls/100g
Substitutions: German Magnum, Horizon
Typical Beer Styles: All Ales and Lagers
- Details & Instructions
Origin - Alpha Acid (Average %) 10.0 — 14.0% Type Pellet Typical Usage Bittering Co-Humulone (%) 24 — 30% of alpha acids Total Oil (ml/100g hops) 1.9 — 3.0 mls/100g Substitutions German Magnum, Horizon
5.0 / 5.010 ReviewsAs close as adding pure Humulone as possibleThere was NO noticable aroma to this hop! I couldn't believe that when I stuffed my nose all the way into an one ounce bag, there still wasn't enough of an aroma to describe what I smelled. It left no cloying bitterness, even after the stout I used it in aged for a while._x000D__x000D_This hop will just add IBU's to your brew. These hops will, of course allow the flavor of the malts to come through. You will definitely want another hop to go with this one if you want any hop aroma in your beer.March 14, 2013Good for bitteringI used these in the Hop Scare IPA all grain kit._x000D_I think the bitterness was better than with other hops, it's somehow less harsh and smoother. I didn't taste any spiciness, but the IPA didn't have a harshness that my other IPAs have.January 9, 2013Great bittering HopFantastic for my SNPA clone and a great bittering hop overall. Can't wait to see how my other pale ales and IPAS turn out with it.March 28, 2013Pure bittering hopThe bitterness I got from the Magnum seems less harsh than from some other hops. I used it in the Hop Scare IPA kit I bought here. It could also be that I soaked the magnum hops in the wort after I mashed it, while I brought it up to a boil. This extra time being exposed to hot wort may have had an effect._x000D_March 31, 2013Good...This is a good bittering hop when used in the right combination of hops. _x000D__x000D_Always fun to play around with new hops!_x000D_April 11, 2013Very bitterThese hops have some serious bittering power. They don't have much aroma or taste, but it's got a nice bitterness. Its less rough than some other bittering hops I've used.June 2, 2013Good at bitteringI used them in an IPA and got a nice bittering. I added them during the sparge so as to get extra bitterness which I really liked. It was nice and smooth. I'd use them in any bitter beer.July 15, 2013The ultimate bittering hopThese hops add a lot of bitterness and are suitable for IPAs and maybe Pale Ales. They don't add flavor or aroma, but boy do they add bitterness. I liked the overall effect.September 20, 2013Powerful Bittering hopI used them in an IPA and they add a lot of bitterness. No aroma at all, just bitterness. Its not a harsh bitterness, just strong.December 14, 2013Adds bittering to my IPAIts a good bittering hop. I just used it in the Hop Sacre IPA kit. One bag is plenty and the bittering is the good kind, not the rough kind.February 18, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 4 answersWas 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..?US Magnum Pellet HopsBEST 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?