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Helga Hops (Pellets)

Helga Hops (Pellets)

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Helga is an extremely versatile hop that is very easy to work with. It can be used at any point in the brewing process adding a mildly floral and spicy aroma to your beer.  Helga actually is a descendent from Hallertauer so it has european lager heritage. Acreage started going up and there was a buzz around this hop as craft brewers started using it more and more in ales. Our Australian hop broker sold us on his opinion that it would be the next Galaxy.  Well, the hook is still in our mouth....  We are offering it at a great deal because we bought into the hype, bought a lot on contract, and then it never gained the same following. Maybe in part because whomever named it Helga should be removed from the marketing department.  Definitely not as sexy as 'Galaxy' sounds. Anways, still a solid hop that is super versatile and offers a nice spiciness. Plus the price is right. 

FormatPellet
OriginAustralian
Flavor and AromaEarthy, Herbal
Alpha AcidsLow
UseDual Purpose
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the low price and quantity
John Caveney on Jul 12, 2021
Great bargain for all those "and then toss in some hops" recipes
Lucas Livingston on Jun 2, 2021
the low price and quantity
John Caveney on Jul 12, 2021
Good price
Kaitlin F on Jun 3, 2021
Great bargain for all those "and then toss in some hops" recipes
Lucas Livingston on Jun 2, 2021
Price
Edward A on Apr 29, 2021
Great price!
ADAM C K on Jan 29, 2021
very good price
Andrew P on Jan 26, 2021
Low price for 1 pound of german like hops
Jeremy L on Jan 20, 2021
Brewing beer
Steven McPeak on Jan 16, 2021
I expect they should work for my English styles
:Jeff W. on Dec 18, 2020
Recipe ingredient
Mark E on Dec 17, 2020
Great value, good general purpose hop
Anthony W. G on Oct 28, 2020
Why not try it as a sub for some of the other earthy hops?
dratdrat on Oct 20, 2020
good offer
Sanad Saudi on Oct 9, 2020
Very inexpensive. Bought 2 lbs. for use as an all purpose hop
Ju S on Oct 5, 2020
Yummy
Michael Thompson on Sep 30, 2020
Great price
Timothy James W on Sep 29, 2020
I love Aussie hops.
Bryan K on Sep 22, 2020
Substitute for Columbus
Kevin Dyson on Sep 9, 2020
price
michael B on Aug 21, 2020
Tried it before and liked it
Lee B on Jul 28, 2020
Price!!!! It can be used as a low alpha boiling hop.
Timothy L on Jul 22, 2020
Price was right
Charles A H on Jul 4, 2020
for rye beer and saison
Galen O on Jun 12, 2020
Insanely great price
Matthew F on Jun 1, 2020
Great price
Brandon Penny on May 22, 2020
Helga is underrated. Need to catch her at the right moment!
Dave C on May 21, 2020
The name caught my attention and I like Goldings, so this seemed a good one to try.
Lee B on May 19, 2020
inventory for my home brewery
steven v on May 11, 2020
I actually like the name of this hop, lol
Nathan F on May 7, 2020
The price, the price. And I want to compare to H Mittelfruh
Jon Davison on May 4, 2020
Sounded interesting
Robert R George on May 4, 2020
Experimenting, giving it a try.
Matthew W on Apr 23, 2020
price and experimental
Mark W on Mar 24, 2020
Is it St. Swithun’s Day? TIS! replied Aunt Helga...
Aaron A on Feb 3, 2020
price
Kevin K on Nov 13, 2019
Bought into hype
Coach ETown on Sep 27, 2019
the same
otto b on May 20, 2019
experience
Mark E on Mar 8, 2019
Trying something new
Christopher D W on Jan 25, 2019
Price
Michael C on Dec 15, 2018
new hop and good deal
Edward s P on Dec 12, 2018
replacing hops from unused extract kit
James S on May 30, 2018
replacing hops from unused extract kit
James S on May 30, 2018
Good price
Kaitlin F on Jun 3, 2021
Price
Edward A on Apr 29, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great bargain while they last!
I purchased a freezer full of these after testing out a couple of ounces. I use them as a multi purpose hop, mostly bittering and flavor editions. They do work nicely for aroma additions as well. They are half Halertau and half an unnamed US cultivar grown in Australia. Came in around 6.2 -6.5 alpha, so not too aggressive. They work well for most of my malt forward styles, good balance. Going to be my go to hop for quite a while!
July 7, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great especially at the price. I have 2# stored in the fridge.
I urge people not to buy these hops because I really love then and especially the price on sale.
February 17, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
A remarkably ordinary hop
Helga tastes like, well, hops. It's far from outstanding, but it's versatile - you can add it to any kind of beer and get decent results. But it is not memorable or distinctive in any way. I made a SMASH with this hop that was just okay, and a Saison that was good, but largely because the Helga hops retreated into the background so the Saison yeast could do its thing. This hop is very inexpensive, but you're getting what you pay for.
December 19, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This hop should be renamed as Helga does not inspire brewers to use it. With its heritage, I find this hop is a great change for recipes that call for Goldings variants. I put Helga in small Belgian beers, English Browns, Milds and even Bitters. It has a woody, earhy, herbal quality that makes browns taste like toasted bread and tea. A great hop that is suffering due to the 'citrus hops only' craze.
June 26, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago