BREWING QUALITY SJÁ PDF SKJAL
Galena is generally perceived as an excellent high alpha hop with balanced bittering potential. The very strong tomcat / blackcurrant aroma characteristics are similar to that of the old Bullion variety which for many years was used in Guinness. A very strong fruity character can be achieved with this variety.
ORIGIN / HISTORY US
origin. The Galena cultivar was selected from an open pollinated cross from Brewers Gold, it is a bitter variety that was developed in Idaho in the late 1970s. Released in 1978 it is now a major U.S. High Alpha hop.
Moderately susceptible to Downy Mildew and is susceptible to Prunus necrotic ring spot virus. Aphid and mite control can become a problem with this variety.
Specific aroma descriptors include sweet fruits, pear, pineapple, blackcurrant, grapefruit, lime, gooseberry and spicy wood.
Alpha Acids 10 – 14% w/w
Beta Acids 7 – 9% w/w
Cohumulone 32 – 42% of alpha acids
Total Oil 0.9 – 1.2 mls/100 grams
Caryophyllene 3 – 5% of whole oil
Farnesene >1% of whole oil
Humulene 10 – 15% of whole oil
Myrcene 55 – 60% of whole oil