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Characteristics

Alpha Acid

Beta Acid

Cohumulone

Oi Composition

Myrcene: 40-60%, Humulene: 2-5%, Farnesene: 1-3%

Total Oil

Vital

Use in brewing

Dual purpose hop.

The high alpha and beta acid levels help this hop to be useful for bittering, while also providing a spicy aroma.

Substitutions

None

Origin/History

Developed by the Zatec breeding program in the Czech Republic, it initially had pharmaceutical purposes in mind to be used as an antioxidant.

Agronomics

Vital has a moderate resistance to diseases, with a medium susceptibility to downy mildew. It is, however, tolerant to powdery mildew.