|Hop Characteristics |
|Alpha Range:||4.65 - 4.65%|
|Beta Range:||4.65 - 4.65%|
|Cohumulone Range:||24.45 - 24.45%|
|Humulene Range:||29 - 29%|
|Myrcene Range:||38 - 38%|
|Farnesene Range:||1.7 - 1.7%|
|Caryophyllene Range:||11.63 - 12%|
|Total Oil Range:||0.57 - 0.57 mL/100g||Notes:|
The Elsaesser hops’ commercial production is confined to very limited acreage in the Alsace region of France, where they probably came from an old land race in the same area. Charlemagne’s father was said to have had a hops garden in the 7th century even though the use of hops in beer isn’t recorded until the 11th century. Perhaps today’s are a descendant of the same variety that graced Pepin III’s garden. The Elsaesser has the aroma of a noble European type. It is said that its storage ability is fair to good, retaining 60% of alpha acid content after 6 months; however, there seems to be no available information on its alpha acid percentages. It’s oils average at 0.63% with a 32% humulene content.
Ella hops, formally known as Stella, gained celebrity status practically overnight when her outstanding qualities were noted as a seedling in 2001. By 2007 she was released for brewing trials. An immediate hit, Ella was fast-tracked into commercial production. Her amazing nature is such that, due to her high level of oils she can completely change character depending on how she is handled in the brew. When used in low quantity, she displays a spicy, floral character like star anise. When used in greater quantities or in dry hopping, she holds her own with any robust malt, conveying a decided tropical and grapefruit flavor. She was bred from a female tetraploid (J78) with a Spalt, and is a half-sister to Galaxy®.