Willamette Hops – USA
Willamette is a low alpha, aroma hop that is similar to Fuggles.
It has a mild, grassy, floral and slightly spicy aroma, and is good for finishing and dry hopping of American and English Ales.
Willamette hops were historically one of the most prevalent hops grown in the United States that accounted for nearly 20% of the hop crop at its peak.
Willamette is the daughter of Fuggle and carries with it the same pepper and spice.
It is primarily used as an aroma hop due to its low Alpha Acid content, which usually sits around 4-6%. Works really well when brewing darker styles for the colder months.
Recommended Styles: Brown Ale, Stouts, Porters
Pedigree Triploid seedling of English Fuggle
Aroma Mild and pleasant; slightly spicy
Alpha Acids* 4.0 – 6.0 %
Beta Acids 3.5 – 4.5 %
Cohumulone 30 – 35 % of alpha acids
Total Oil 1.0 – 1.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 30 – 40 % of total oil
Humulene 20 – 27 % of total oil
Caryophyllene 7 – 8 % of total oil
Farnesene 5 – 6 % of total oil