Hop Name: Tettnang

Common Usage: Aroma

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:4 - 5%
Beta Range:4 - 5%
Cohumulone Range:20 - 25%
Humulene Range:18 - 23%
Myrcene Range:36 - 45%
Farnesene Range:5 - 8%
Caryophyllene Range:6 - 7%
Total Oil Range:0.4 - 0.8 mL/100g
If it’s true that a rose by any other name is still as sweet, does it stand to reason that a Fuggle by any other name can be referred to as a Tettnanger? This variety has created so much industry confusion, in fact, you can still find sites online that describe American Tettnanger as a true Tettnanger. In reality, it is a clone of rhizomes imported as Swiss Tettnanger, but recent tests have shown it to be genetically distinct from the original land race, Tettnang Tettnanger. It is more likely a Fuggle open pollinated with Tettnang Tettnanger. The original import was from a region in Switzerland directly across Lake Constance from Tettnang, Germany. American Tettnanger enjoyed some great popularity early on, being grown in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. It has noble hops aroma qualities with a bouquet of floral spice. However, in recent years, Anheuser Busch abandoned American Tettnanger. It is said that American Tettnanger is a good hop for the boil as well as dry hopping whereas the original German Tettnanger is better used as a late addition. German Tettnanger is famous for its use in German Lagers and Pilsners, but the higher yielding American Tettnanger has found its place in many more beer varieties, and thus has become popular with craft breweries. Tettnanger (US) still has the same qualities as the original Tettnanger with the high farnesene, low alpha acids and low cohumulone, and still has low yield and only fair storage stability.

Commonly used in:
American-style Ale
Origin: US
Storage: 55 - 60% alpha remaining after 6 months
Noble aroma that is pleasant and spicy

Possible Substitutions:
Fuggle (US)  Hallertau  Liberty  Fuggle (UK)  Santiam  Spalt  Spalter Select  Saaz  Saaz  Hersbruker  Select  Crystal  Glacier  Willamette  Aramis  Opal  Marynka  Hallertauer Northern Brewer