HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)
|Cohumulone||24% of Alpha Acids|
|Total Oil||2.2 ml oil per 100gm cone weight|
|Concentration||206 uL Oil/gram Alpha|
|Floral Estery Fraction||1.2%|
|Yield||Medium to Good|
|Growth Habit||Clavate frame, tending to “housey”|
|Cone Structure||Cylindrical, tight and firm|
|Disease Resistance||New Zealand is hop disease free|
A true dual purpose hops with stone fruit and fig characters and excellent bittering qualities. (10-11 % AA)
A New Zealand triploid, purpose bred and selected for its unique dual purpose brewing qualities and characteristics. Re-released from the NZ Hop breeding programme in 2007 for trials under organics and now widely established under conventional cultivation.
Rakau is a standout hop throughout the selection process due to its inherent intensity of aromas lifted from a heavy weight of oils. Selectors generally are agreed that the dominant fruitiness is that of fresh stone fruit such as apricot.
Great results over several brewhouse applications have been seen with sensory panels scoring uniformly high on the quality of bitterness as well as unique fruity flavours and aromas, once described as “The whole orchard”
"The whole orchard"
New World styles of ales and lagers where brash fruity character and big but well constructed bitterness is desired. Readily toned back to lighter styles, even with multiple kettle additions.....and great when used in a combination of very late and dry hopping.