UK East Kent Golding (EKG) Pellet Hops
East Kent Golding Hops belong to the Golding Family of varieties, and is considered a premium hops that is celebrated in the U.K. and the U.S. Kent is a Region in England, home to Canterbury, and is where this variety was brought to the market in 1790. Also known as Canterbury Hops by some, although others will dispute this fact. East Kent Goldings gracefully defines the English Pale Ales and Ales produced by the region, it is quintessentially English.
East Kent Golding Hops thrives for aroma additions any time throughout the boil or during dry hopping. This variety has an alpha acid rating of 4.5%-6.5% keeping its bitterness on the low side. It is often complimented with Fuggle Hops in English recipes. The aroma is sweet-tempered, savoury, and affable. This hops has scents of sweet citrus fruits, and redolence of nectarous flowers. It has relatively high humulene oil content, and this is preserved by avoiding early kettle additions.
East Kent vs Kent vs Goldings: They are called East Kent Goldings if grown in East Kent, Kent Goldings if grown in mid-Kent, and Goldings if grown elsewhere in the U.K.
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Storage Stability: Good
Typical Beer Style(s): English Ale, English Pale Ale, Bittter, ESB, Scotch Ale
Typical Alpha Acid Levels: 5%
Possible Substitution(s): UK Kent Golding, UK Progress, Fuggle