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Pride of Ringwood



What it does :

Pride of Ringwood hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Pride of Ringwood hops to make the following beer styles: Amber Ale, American Pale Ale, Australian Ale, Australian Lager, Fruit Lambic, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Pale Lager, Strong Ale. Substitutes for Pride of Ringwood hops include: Cluster, Galena.

What it is:

Pride of Ringwood is a hop that was bred in Australia from an English variety named Pride of Kent. It was first available for use 1965 and was the highest alpha acid hop then available. It may be named for Ringwood near Melbourne. It became the dominant hop variety grown in the Victoria and Tasmanian regions of Australia. It is grown without pesticides, which is true of all Australian hops. Pride of Ringwood hops have a pronounced, earthy, herbal aroma.

Vital Statistics

Alpha Acid (%):

7 - 11

Beta Acid (%):

4 - 6

Cohumulone (% of AA):

33 - 39

Total Oils (%v/w):

1 - 2

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

25 - 25

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

3 - 8

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

5 - 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 Pride of Ringwood 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
    Pride of Ringwood