Hop Name: Kirin Ii

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:8 - 8%
Beta Range:8 - 8%
Cohumulone Range:43 - 45%
Humulene Range:14 - 14%
Myrcene Range:50 - 50%
Farnesene Range:0.2 - 0.2%
Caryophyllene Range:9.4 - 9%
Total Oil Range:1.18 - 1.18 mL/100g
Since the Japanese government wants to reduce imported hops, Kirin II has been brewed solely under government contract. Kirin II was developed by the Kirin Brewery Company, LTD in Tokyo, from a Saazer with a White Vine-open pollination. It has a very high yield (up to 2500 lbs per acre) and a very good storability, retaining 70% of its alpha acid content after 6 months at room temperature. It is a dual-use hop with low humulene content.

Commonly used in:
Origin: Japan
Storage: Retains 70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

Possible Substitutions:
None known