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What it does :

Santiam hops are used primarily for aroma additions to your brew kettle late in the boil. You can use Santiam hops to make the following beer styles: American Ale, American Blonde Ale, American Lager, Belgian-Style India Pale Ale, Bitter, German Lager, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Pilsener. Substitutes for Santiam hops include: Hallertauer, Liberty, Spalter, Tettnanger.

What it is:

The Santiam hop variety was developed in the Pacific Northwest. It is named for a nearby river in Oregon. The pedigree of the Santiam hop includes the Tettnang, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, and Cascade varieties. The aroma and flavor of the Santiam shows traits of its noble hop origins, as it is slightly spicy with herbal, floral notes.

Vital Statistics

Alpha Acid (%):

5 - 8

Beta Acid (%):

5.3 - 8.5

Cohumulone (% of AA):

18 - 24

Total Oils (%v/w):

1.2 - 2.3

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

25 - 25

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

13 - 30

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

4.8 - 8.8

- 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 Santiam 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