German Tettnanger Pellet Hops
Tettnanger hops are a variety of hop that are grown primarily in the Tettnang region of Germany. These hops are known for their delicate and spicy aroma, as well as their moderate bitterness.
Tettnanger hops have a low alpha acid content, usually ranging from 3% to 5%, which makes them ideal for use in traditional German-style lagers and ales. They are often used as a late addition or for dry hopping to impart their signature aroma and flavour.
The aroma of Tettnanger hops is described as earthy, floral, and herbal, with notes of pepper and spice. They also have a mild and pleasant bitterness, which helps to balance the sweetness of the malt in the beer.
They are often compared to other European hop varieties, such as Saaz and Hallertau, but they have a unique character that sets them apart. They are popular among craft brewers for their subtle and complex flavours and are widely used in a variety of beer styles, including Pilsners, Kölsch, and Hefeweizens.Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Pedigree: Traditional German land-race variety
Storage Stability: Fair to Good
Typical Beer Style(s): Ale, Lager, Pilsner, Weizen, Kolsch
Typical Alpha Acid Level: 3-5%
Possible Substitution(s): German Spalt, German Select