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Bullion

Location:

England

What it does :

Bullion hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Bullion hops to make the following beer styles: Coffee Oatmeal Stout, Dark Lager, Dopplebock, Extra Special Bitter, India Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Porter, Scotch Ale, Stout. No substitutes for Bullion hops are currently listed.

What it is:

The Bullion hop has a strong history of cultivation in the Yakima Valley of Washington state, North America. However, its popularity in usage has dropped off due to poor stability of its properties in storage. The pedigree of the Bullion hop includes a wild Manitoba variety. Buillion hops provide a strong, sharp bittering. The Bullion hop is noted for an intense, spicy aroma and flavor that includes notes of black currant.

Vital Statistics


Alpha Acid (%):

8 - 12.9

Beta Acid (%):

5 - 6

Cohumulone (% of AA):

35 - 40

Total Oils (%v/w):

1.1 - 2.7

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

45 - 45

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

23 - 30

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

9 - 11

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):

0

Stability in storage:

Poor


Dosage:

Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:

  • For bittering, add hops as desired no later then 15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For aroma, add hops 5-15 minutes from end of the boil.
  • For flavor, add hops 2-5 minutes from the end of the boil.
  • For dry-hop character, add directly to the primary or secondary fermenter.
  • The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.

    Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Bullion hops in your next homebrew recipe.

    Preparation:

    In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:

  • Ensuring that they are stored in sealed containers under refrigeration for maximum freshness prior to use.
  • Pre-measuring the amounts you plan to add for different stages of the wort boil.
  • Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).

    Related Links

    Hop Bill
    Hop Utilization
    Hop Alpha Acid Loss
    Weight Conversion
    Color Conversion
    Bullion