Czech Saaz Hops (Pellets)

Czech Saaz Hops (Pellets)

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Traditional Czech Saaz hops are most commonly chosen for aromatic additions to Pilsners and Lagers, but also work well in Light Ales and Belgians. Though alpha acids are low, they are used for both bittering and an aroma of pleasant earthy, herbal and floral notes. You can finish just about any Lager recipe with this versatile hop. Even though it has a low alpha-acid content you will find many traditional recipes using this hop for both bittering and for flavor/aroma additions.


Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 2.0 – 5.0%
Beta Acids: 7.0 – 8.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.25 - .71
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 24 – 28%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.4 – 0.7
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 45 – 55%
Similar Hop Varieties: U.S. Saaz, Sterling

Flavor and AromaFloral, Citrus, Spicy, Herbal, Noble
Alpha AcidsLow
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For a classic
Shane A B on Dec 5, 2020
Nice spice that pairs well with yeast
Daniel M on Nov 26, 2020
For a classic
Shane A B on Dec 5, 2020
recipe requirement
Matt T on Dec 2, 2020
Nice spice that pairs well with yeast
Daniel M on Nov 26, 2020
Brew Bohemian Pilsner
Jeff L on Nov 26, 2020
Need for a Bohemian Pilsner making in December.
Cheryl H on Nov 22, 2020
Wheat beer
Todd D on Nov 19, 2020
Wanted Czech ingredients for my pilsner
James B on Nov 17, 2020
recipe called for it
Jim Hammer on Nov 9, 2020
Brewing a Munich Dunkel and thought this would add a subtle, spicy accompaniment.
Jacob B on Oct 28, 2020
need it
Jim S on Oct 23, 2020
Great for Porter
Dave P on Oct 20, 2020
this is my first brew of beer and it suits me
Valued C on Oct 20, 2020
Deborah Barnhart on Oct 20, 2020
Brewing a cold fermentation Pilsner
ROBERT D ENGER J on Oct 10, 2020
Richard P on Sep 15, 2020
Michael M on Sep 8, 2020
I'm brewing a Pilsner
JAMES MICHAEL HILL J on Aug 27, 2020
For my upcoming Bohemian Pilsner
JOHN DUNLOP on Aug 18, 2020
Great low alpha acid hop
Russell P on Aug 8, 2020
Czech pilsners
Jacob H on Aug 7, 2020
I love Czech pilsners, and you can't make a great one without Saaz.
Mike F on Jul 29, 2020
Staple hop
Stephen A on Jul 27, 2020
Because recipe calls for Saaz
Joe M on Jul 22, 2020
Essential for adding that spicy hop note to Belgian beers.
Fred H on Jul 12, 2020
The best hops for bohemian Pilsner
Josef K on Jun 30, 2020
I like the hop
Gerald Meech on Jun 22, 2020
Benjamin S on Jun 17, 2020
Bohemian lager recipe calls for this!
Tim H on Jun 16, 2020
for rye and amber beer
Galen O on Jun 12, 2020
Great for lager and Pilsner
Raul F on Jun 5, 2020
Love Sazz for bittering
Michael V on Jun 4, 2020
John R on Jun 2, 2020
Specific to recipe
Adam S on Jun 1, 2020
using in an Oberon clone recipe
Patrick W on May 30, 2020
Hop Love
Super on May 30, 2020
Making a batch of Belgian
Bill S on May 29, 2020
Kwak clone
Steven P on May 28, 2020
recipe called for it
Darren J on May 27, 2020
I’m making a Czechoslovakian Pilsner
Timothy O on May 26, 2020
Classic for Czech Lagers
DANIEL G M on May 25, 2020
They're the best hops in the entire world!
Lawton T B on May 22, 2020
Part of recipe farmhouse beer
Nick S on May 20, 2020
It is the exact amount and type of hop that a good Vienna lager should use.
Merlinus M on May 19, 2020
Zach P on May 19, 2020
Michael P on May 19, 2020
I needed these for a lager.
Andrew H on May 14, 2020
Bohemian Pilsner
Bill M on May 13, 2020
Bohemian Pilsner
Bill M on May 13, 2020
I wanted the Lallemand Voss and needed to order other stuff with free shipping
David P on May 13, 2020
Never tried
Nathan C on May 12, 2020
recipe requirement
Matt T on Dec 2, 2020
Brew Bohemian Pilsner
Jeff L on Nov 26, 2020
Are these CZ Saaz hop pellets imported or domestic? Are they 2017 Harvest?
Cory Nichols on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we can't give a general answer of the crop year for the hops since our inventory is constantly changing and we always do our best to provide the freshest hops possible. If you're ever concerned with the quality of the hops, we're happy to help you out.

These hops are imported Czech Saaz.

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Nice Hops and Packaging
I like the hops carried by MoreBeer. They make great beer. I like the heavier resealable hop packages better than some other suppliers use.
December 2, 2020
1 week ago
Used these hops in a saison and could not have been happier. Great aromatic addition without being overpowering which I feel enhanced the experience. Czech Saaz are now a favorite.
May 20, 2020
7 months ago
My czech Pilsner is so tastey
I use these hops...a lot! Great quality at a price that doesn't break the bank.
January 3, 2020
12 months ago
Default Noble Hops
I use Saaz in many European style beers from German Lagers to Belgian Blondes and Triples,

Cost point is great for 1lbs and the packaging is excellent with a zipper to keep freshness for leftovers between batches.
January 2, 2020
11 months ago
Great for Czech Pilsner
Great addition for my Czech style Pilsner.
November 27, 2019
1 year ago
can't imagine a pilsner without these
Spicy, pungent aroma that works perfect in a pilsner, i used 6 oz in my 5 gal batch... could have used even more!
March 20, 2019
1 year ago
This is by far my favorite hop!!
September 3, 2018
over 2 years ago
czech saaz
Wanna have a great lager? Use czech saaz hops.
August 18, 2018
over 2 years ago
Shipped in nice air tight packaging and when I weighed the hops the weight was correct.
July 30, 2018
over 2 years ago
Fast shipping as advertised.
March 2, 2018
over 2 years ago