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Characteristics

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Alpha Acid

Beta Acid

Cohumulone

Oil Composition

Myrcene: 25%, Humulene: 37%, Farnesene: <1%

Total Oil

Flavour Intensity

Northdown

Use in brewing

An excellent all round hop in the dual-purpose bracket with good alpha and aroma properties. Very popular used either on its own or in conjunction with an aroma variety. A slightly richer flavour than Challenger although quite similar in many other ways.

Substitutions

Challenger, Northern Brewer

Origin/History

Northdown was released by Wye College in 1970; it is a seedling of Northern Brewer, crossed with a Downy mildew-resistant male. It is an “aunt” of Challenger and Target. It provides cheaper alpha acid than many traditional varieties, while having excellent flavour properties

Agronomics

Northdown is a high yielding dual-purpose variety that is grown primarily in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It has good resistance to Downy Mildew but is susceptible to Powdery Mildew and Verticillium Wilt.

Storage

Very Good

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Charles Faram has been established as merchants of hops and hop products for over 150 years. The company, which was originally based in  Worcester, now resides in the small hamlet of Newland, situated at the foot of the picturesque Malvern Hills.

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