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What it does :

Fuggles hops can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. They are especially valuable for dry-hopping additions if desired. Use of Fuggles can require high hopping rates required because of its low-alpha content. You can use Fuggles hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, American Ale, Bitter, Cask Ale, Christmas Ale, English Ale, Extra Special Bitter, Golden Ale, Lambic, Mild Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Porter, Scottish and Irish Ale, Specialty Beer, Stout, Strong Ale, Strong Ale and Barleywine. Substitutes for Fuggles hops include: East Kent Golding, Progress, Styrian Goldings, Tettnanger, Willamette.

What it is:

The Fuggles hop is perhaps the most famous and honored of English hops, capable of providing all essential flavor, aroma, and bitterness to an ale. It was first propagated by Richard Fuggle in 1875 in County Kent, and carries his name. Fuggles hops have a mild, pleasantly soft, grassy, floral aroma.

Vital Statistics

Alpha Acid (%):

4 - 6

Beta Acid (%):

1.5 - 2

Cohumulone (% of AA):

25 - 32

Total Oils (%v/w):

0.7 - 1.2

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

24 - 24

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

30 - 38

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

6 - 10

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):


Stability in storage:



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 Fuggles hops in your next homebrew recipe.


    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