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Viking

Location:

England

What it does :

Viking hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. Consider using Viking hops in your next homemade beer. No substitutes for Viking hops are currently listed.

What it is:

The Viking hop, also called Wye Viking, originated in England in the late 1960's. The pedigree of the Viking hop includes the Svalof hop and a developmental variety. It may be hard to obtain. Viking hops can provide a strong bittering impact to your beer because of their high alpha acid content. The Viking hop aroma profile is described as pleasantly hoppy.

Vital Statistics


Alpha Acid (%):

8 - 10

Beta Acid (%):

4 - 5

Cohumulone (% of AA):

21 - 24

Total Oils (%v/w):

0.8 - 1.2

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

25 - 25

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

30 - 40

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

10 - 15

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):

9.1

Stability in storage:

Average


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 Viking 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
    Viking