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Nugget Pellet Hops (2 oz)

Nugget Pellet Hops (2 oz)

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Nugget was bred by the USDA and saw its first commercial harvest in 1983. Since then it has become a mainstay in many big American style beers including IPAs, Stouts, and Barleywines. It is primarily used as a bittering hop due to its high Alpha Acids(recent harvests range from 11-16%), but many highly respected breweries including Green Flash and Toppling Goliath use it for aroma and flavor as well. Nugget's high myrcene oil content gives it a woody and piney character.

Aroma:
 Heavy spicy-herbal, and similar to Northern Brewer. 
Commercial Examples: Golden Nugget by Toppling Goliath, Imperial IPA by Green Flash, Nugget Nectar by Troegs Brewing 
Typical Usage: Bittering mostly. 
Pedigree Daughter of Brewers Gold 
Aroma Mild, pleasant herbal 
Alpha Acids* 11.5 - 14.0 % 
Beta Acids 3.0 - 5.0 % 
Cohumulone 22 - 30 % of alpha acids 
Total Oil 0.9 - 1.3 ml/100g 
Myrcene 27 - 42 % of total oil 
Humulene 16 - 19 % of total oil 
Caryophyllene 7 - 10 % of total oil 
Farnesene < 1 % of total oil