Korsta Hops

Recipes:
60
Purpose:
Dual Purpose
Alpha:
Moderate
Origin:
🇸🇪 Sweden

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The Korsta hop traces its origins to the village of "Korsta", located near Sundsvall. In this village, the hop was discovered growing adjacent to a site that was marked as a hop farm on a parcel map dating back to 1769. This discovery not only highlights the hop's longevity in the region but also its enduring connection to the brewing traditions of the area. It suggests a lineage that might even predate the Vikings. Historically, hops were not just limited to beer brewing, but was also a favored ingredient in mead and braggot, two beverages that have been enjoyed for centuries.

The aroma of the Korsta hop is a delightful blend of spicy and citrusy notes. The grapefruit scent is particularly dominant, complemented by hints of tropical fruits and the fresh scent of green grass. For the homebrewer looking to experiment with a hop that carries with it a tale as old as time, Korsta is an excellent choice.

Characteristics

Alpha Acid

4.6 < 8.0 < 10.0 %

Beta Acid

2.0 < 2.0 < 2.0 %

Amount

15.2 < 66.7 < 100.0 %

Usage

Purpose: Dual Purpose

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