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Alpha Acid Content

Alpha acid content is the percentage, by weight, of alpha acid present relative to the total weight of the hop cone.

It is used by brewers to assess the bittering potential for a particular variety of hops.

A content of 2 to 4 percent is considered low; 5 to 7 percent is medium; while 8 percent and above is high.

Related terms

Alpha Acid Units
Alpha Acid Content