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Saaz Hops (Whole Cone)

Saaz Hops (Whole Cone)

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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, Czech Saaz is used for both bitterng 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.

Whole cone hops are typically the preffered format for dry hopping as they maintain contact with the beer by floating, they are easier to remove than pellets and they add a unique character to the beer. Adding whole cone hops directly to the mash tun is also a great way to add some extra hop flavor and to clarify your wort as it filters through the flowers.

 

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

FormatWhole
OriginCzech
Flavor and AromaFloral, Citrus, Spicy, Herbal, Noble
Alpha AcidsLow
UseAroma/Flavor
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Love this stuff
steven r on Apr 1, 2020
pouring into epoxy for river tables inside distillery
Love this stuff
steven r on Apr 1, 2020
looking for traditional hops
Bruce B on Mar 20, 2020
pouring into epoxy for river tables inside distillery
Artisan Bread Baking, use hops to make cereal pressed yeast cakes
Dinah Halterman on Jan 24, 2020
Whole
James A W on Jul 27, 2019
Great deal on 1lb bag!
Steinar N on Jul 22, 2019
A friend recommended
Brent on Jun 4, 2019
Whole saaz hops better than pellets
Jeremy Praetorius on Mar 5, 2019
Great for lagers
Michael S on Jan 25, 2019
Getting Hard to find whole hops anywhere, especially Noble type.
Edward B on Jan 3, 2019
love brewing with noble hops
James S on Dec 3, 2018
noble hop user
James S on Nov 17, 2018
try to reduce hop sludge
Greg S on Oct 9, 2018
Fear the Walking Dead
Mike D on Sep 25, 2018
Got a heavy fall lager brew schedule
Edwin Wood on Aug 18, 2018
Great Fresh Hops
David T D on Aug 16, 2018
Dry hopping for a Pilsner
Benjamin B on Jul 30, 2018
Lupulos for a good dry hop
Cristian Torres S on Jul 20, 2018
witbier recipe
Thomas L on Jul 10, 2018
I hop my cream ales with Czech Saaz hops - split my batch between an ale and Czech Pils White Labs yeast. Pils version comes out nice and crisp after a long lager process
Stephen M. J on Jun 30, 2018
This hop is required for my Czech Pilsner. Thanks to MoreBeer customer service for answering my questions about this hop.
Brian O on Jun 11, 2018
Prefer whole leaf hops
Shaun N on May 31, 2018
whole flowers
Michael M on May 21, 2018
because I wanted whole hops...
Stephen M on May 1, 2018
Needed alternate to spalter, but in leaf form
Mark on Apr 27, 2018
Prefer flavor of whole cone
Joe s on Apr 6, 2018
Because I need some for subsequent brewing
ralph c on Feb 26, 2018
prefer whole hops to make a filter bed in boil kettle
Larry B on Feb 14, 2018
I'll be brewing a Pils
Donald B on Feb 12, 2018
dry hop saison
John B on Feb 9, 2018
looking for traditional hops
Bruce B on Mar 20, 2020
Artisan Bread Baking, use hops to make cereal pressed yeast cakes
Dinah Halterman on Jan 24, 2020
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