Welcome to Hoppy Acres

Hand picked and processed, dried at low heat and properly stored and packaged, Hoppy Acres goes the extra mile to insure a high quality and consistent product to home brewers and small breweries.  We currently are working with a first year one acre field (up from an even  smaller field in a different location) and will be increasing to 10 acres over time.  Although we will most likely automate as we grow, we will continue to work hard at keeping processes that avoid damage to the delicate hop cones.

Quality whole leaf cascade hop cones of high quality to small beer producers.  Michigan Grown with care.

CONSTRUCTION OF OUR FIRST ACRE

CASCADE HOPS

Cascade is a variety of hop developed in the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Oregon at Oregon State University and released as a U.S. aroma variety in 1972. It originated from a cross between an American wind pollinated female Fuggles hop plant of English descent and a male Fuggles hop with Russian Serebrianker hop parentage. In addition to appealing flavor qualities, researchers were looking for resistance to downy mildew, a threat to hop yards. Cascade was named after the Cascade mountain range that runs through Washington State and Oregon.

A visual characteristic of the plant is its dark green elongated cones which contain moderate to somewhat high amounts of alpha acids compared to many other hop types. The plant is grown in various places around the United States of America, Argentina and in Tasmania Australia

The resultant aroma is of medium strength and very distinct. It has a pleasant, flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic. The hop is good for both flavor and aroma uses. It can also be used for bittering effectively, and can be used to make any ales, and indeed is characteristic of American Pale Ales; used in some Lagers.

Yield (Kg/Ha): 1792 – 2240
Alpha acids (%): 4.5 – 7.0
Beta acids (%): 4.8 – 7.0
Alpha/Beta Ratio: 0.9 – 1.0
Cohumulone (% of alpha acids): 33 – 40
Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops): 0.7 – 1.4
Myrcene (as % of total oils): 45 – 60
Caryophyllene (as % of total oils): 3.5 – 5.5
Humulene (as % of total oils): 8 – 13
Farnesene (as % of total oils): 3 – 7
Possible Substitutions: Centennial, Amarillo


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