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What it does :
Sterling hops are used primarily for aroma additions to your brew kettle late in the boil. You can use Sterling hops to make the following beer styles: American Wheat Beer, Blonde Ale, Brown Ale, Christmas Ale, Czech Doppelbock, Golden Ale, Hefeweizen, Imperial Czech Pilsener, India Pale Ale, Pilsener, Scottish Ale, Specialty Wheat Ale, Witbier. Substitutes for Sterling hops include: Mt. Hood, Saaz.
What it is:
The Sterling variety of hop was developed in the Pacific Northwest in the 1990's. It's pedigree includes the Saaz hop variety. Sterling hop aroma is pleasantly herbal and spicy, with floral and citrus notes.
Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:
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 Sterling hops in your next homebrew recipe.
In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:
Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).
Related LinksHop Bill
Hop Alpha Acid Loss