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Challenger Hops (Pellets)

Challenger Hops (Pellets)

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Most widely used for their aromatic properties, UK Challenger hops can act as a bittering agent in your brew, as well. These hops make a great choice for early and late kettle additions, that contribute a spicy, woodsy cedar, and green tea character to any type of Ale. You can also get crisp fruity notes with late kettle additions. This is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer, with lineage also including Target and Northdown.


Hop Statistics:
Alpha Acids: 6.5 – 9.0%
Beta Acids: 3.2 – 4.2%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.5 – 2.8
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 20 – 25%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.0 – 1.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 70 - 85%
Similar Hop Varieties: Perle, Northern Brewer

FormatPellet
OriginEnglish
Flavor and AromaHerbal, Fruity
Alpha AcidsLow
UseDual Purpose
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for my ESB
Eric O on Feb 9, 2021
for a British Brown Ale
Aaron P on Jan 8, 2021
for my ESB
Eric O on Feb 9, 2021
Brewing English Beers
Steven McPeak on Jan 16, 2021
for a British Brown Ale
Aaron P on Jan 8, 2021
Used this to make a Brighid’s Irish Red Ale
THOMAS A H on Dec 19, 2020
Winter Warmer
Aaron P on Nov 11, 2020
beer
Bryan L on Nov 10, 2020
Try it out in a stout
Jimmy MacDowell on Oct 20, 2020
in the recipe
Michael E on Sep 26, 2020
Belgian recipes.
Frank Crow on Jul 9, 2020
Want to try this hop out. Looks promising.
Adam Goldberg on Jun 18, 2020
Used in British Bitters
James M on Sep 7, 2019
recipe
Aaron G on May 1, 2019
Need in recipe
Larry B on May 1, 2019
recipe
Jurgen M K on Apr 10, 2019
same
Ray Schafer on Feb 15, 2019
irish red ale recipe
Jesse M on Feb 15, 2019
price and availability
William F on Jan 10, 2019
For my next brew day.
Steve W on Dec 14, 2018
Making a Smithwick Clone. Sounded like a good choice.
Jim VanCise on Oct 9, 2018
milk stout
Daniel V on Oct 6, 2018
Making my own recipe for a English Pale Ale
aaron scholes on Sep 29, 2018
as a substitute for Northdown
c S on Sep 26, 2018
Possible variant for Phoenix
Christopher H on Sep 18, 2018
Following a recipe
Lucas H on Sep 18, 2018
British Bitters
James M on Sep 11, 2018
half is according to recipe and you don't carry Northdown
Marshall S H on Jul 20, 2018
British Pale
DANIEL C on Jun 26, 2018
for a beer recipe
Matthew S on Jun 11, 2018
Same as above
Jonathan G on May 10, 2018
Brewing English Beers
Steven McPeak on Jan 16, 2021
Used this to make a Brighid’s Irish Red Ale
THOMAS A H on Dec 19, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent
Sealed in a resealable nitrogen filled package. Bright green, wonderful aroma. Stored at 40F
June 29, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
I love hops
I don't think I have found a hop I don't like. This is no exception.
May 9, 2014