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Aurora

Location:

Slovenia

What it does :

Aurora hops can be used for both bittering and aroma additions to your brew kettle. Consider using Aurora hops in your next homemade beer. Substitutes for Aurora hops include: Northern Brewer.

What it is:

The Aurora hop was bred from Northern Brewer to compliment the Styrian Goldings hop variety. This work was done in Zalec, Slovenia. The resulting hop is similar to Northern Brewer but with a less biting profile. Aurora hop aromas and flavors are similar to the Northern Brewer variety but are less severe.

Vital Statistics


Alpha Acid (%):

7 - 9.5

Beta Acid (%):

2.7 - 4.4

Cohumulone (% of AA):

22 - 26

Total Oils (%v/w):

0.9 - 1.8

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

20 - 20

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

20 - 25

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

6 - 9

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):

5

Stability in storage:

Good


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 Aurora 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
    Aurora