Additional information

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Characteristics

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Alpha Acid

Beta Acid

Cohumulone

Oil Composition

Myrcene: 45%, Humulene: 17%, Farnesene: <1%

Total Oil

Flavour Intensity

Target

Use in brewing

Dual purpose hop.

An excellent high alpha variety which gives bitterness at a very competitive price. Tends to be too harsh for aroma purposes late in the boil but has produced very good results when used as dry hop pellets in the cask.

Substitutions

Fuggles, Willamette

Origin/History

Target was released in 1972 and was the first result of a Wye College breeding programme to produce a wilt tolerant high alpha variety. It has rapidly established itself as the most widely grown English variety, with nearly half of the market.

Agronomics

Target is a moderate yielding high alpha variety that was grown primarily in Kent and Sussex. However due to the incidence of Wilt it has now also become prominent in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It is susceptible to Downy Mildew but has good resistance to both Powdery Mildew and Verticillium Wilt.

Storage

Poor to Moderate