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Rakau (NZ)

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$7.50

We've purchased this hop in bulk and have lovingly vacuumed sealed it for you, to retain maximum flavour and aroma, PLUS bring you the best price. All our hops are kept refrigerated before you buy them.

A true dual purpose hops with stone fruit and fig characters and excellent bittering qualities. (10-11 % AA)

Breeding: 

A New Zealand triploid, purpose bred and selected for its unique dual purpose brewing qualities and characteristics. Re-released from the NZ Hop breeding programme in 2007 for trials under organics and now widely established under conventional cultivation.

Selection: 

Rakau is a standout hop throughout the selection process due to its inherent intensity of aromas lifted from a heavy weight of oils. Selectors generally are agreed that the dominant fruitiness is that of fresh stone fruit such as apricot.

Brewing: 

Great results over several brewhouse applications have been seen with sensory panels scoring uniformly high on the quality of bitterness as well as unique fruity flavours and aromas, once described as “The whole orchard”

"The whole orchard"

Applications: 

New World styles of ales and lagers where brash fruity character and big but well constructed bitterness is desired. Readily toned back to lighter styles, even with multiple kettle additions.....and great when used in a combination of very late and dry hopping. 

Current alpha acid 9.8% -Alpha acid often varies, please inquire directly if you wish this confirmed.

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