German Tettnanger Pellet Hops
Tettnang (sometimes Tettnanger) is a true noble aroma variety with slightly spicy characteristics. Its cultivation in Germany is largely limited to the Tettnang region near Lake Constance. Typical beer styles that use this hop include lagers, ales, pilsners, weizens, Lambic, alts, kolsch, Munich helles.
Tettnanger Hops are considered a noble variety due to its aroma and co-humulone levels. It has low alpha acid content ranging from 3.0%-6.0%. This traditional hops is a a dual purpose hops and is used for both its bitterness and aroma. It closely resembles Saaz Hops which is largely grown in the Czech Republic and the essential oil make up is very similar. Myrcene, humulene, and caryophyllene oils are all within the moderate range. While farnesene oil is highly elevated, ranging up to 34% which is some of the highest of any variety. The result is a highly regarded aroma, of the noble character, that is spicy yet floral.
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: 3-6%
Possible Substitution(s): German Spalt, German Select