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What it does :

Tettnanger is a noble, all-purpose hop that can be used for bittering, flavor, and aroma/finishing additions to your brew kettle. It is especially valuable for adding flavor, aroma, and for dry-hopping if desired. You can use Tettnanger hops to make the following beer styles: Abbey Ale, Amber Lager, American Amber Ale, American Lager, Belgian and French Ale, Bitter, Bock, California Blonde Ale, Dark Lager, German Ale, German Lager, Lambic, Pale Ale, Pale Lager, Pilsener, Red Ale, Wheat Beer, Wheat Beer, Winter Ale. Substitutes for Tettnanger hops include: Fuggles, Lublin, Saaz, Santiam, Spalter, Spalter Select, Ultra.

What it is:

Tettnanger is considered one of the finest aroma noble aromatic hops of Germany. It was originally grown in the Tettnang region in Bavaria, near the Bodensee. Tettnanger variety hops have a mild, pleasant, floral and slightly spicy aroma and flavor. U.S.-grown versions have a more coarse aroma and flavor.

Vital Statistics

Alpha Acid (%):

3 - 6

Beta Acid (%):

3 - 4

Cohumulone (% of AA):

20 - 25

Total Oils (%v/w):

0.5 - 0.9

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

20 - 20

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

18 - 23

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

6 - 11

- 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 Tettnanger 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