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Apollo

Location:

United States

What it does :

Apollo hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Apollo hops to make the following beer styles: Imperial India Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Specialty Beer. Substitutes for Apollo hops include: Columbus, Nugget, Tomahawk, Zeus.

What it is:

The Apollo hop variety is the result of crossbreeding that occurred at Golden Gate Roza Hop Ranches in Prosser, Washington and was made available in 2000. The Apollo variety can provide notes of grapefruit if added late to the wort for aroma.

Vital Statistics


Alpha Acid (%):

15 - 19

Beta Acid (%):

5.5 - 8

Cohumulone (% of AA):

24 - 28

Total Oils (%v/w):

1.5 - 2.5

- Myrcene (% of whole oil):

33 - 33

- Humulene (% of whole oil):

20 - 35

- Caryophyllene (% of whole oil):

14 - 20

- Farnesene (% of whole oil):

0

Stability in storage:

Very Good


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 Apollo 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
    Apollo