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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.

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About Us

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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