Crystal is a triploid variety that was bred by U.S.D.A. from Hallertau mf, Cascade, Northern Brewer, and Early Green.
It is perceived as the most pungent of the triploid Hallertau family of hops, and is increasingly popular among U.S. craft brewers.
It is a versatile variety that is used in Pilsners and Lagers, as well as in ESB’s and American and Belgian-style Ales.
Possible Substitutions: Mt. Hood, Liberty
Yield(kilos per hectare) 1,350 - 2,250
Yield(lbs per acre) 1,200 - 2,000
Alpha Acids 3.5 - 5.5%
Beta Acids 4.5 - 6.5%
Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 20 - 26%
Total Oils(Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 1.0 - 1.5
Myrcene(as % of other oils) 40 - 65%
Caryophyllene (as % of other oils) 4.0 - 8.0%
Humulene (as % of other oils) 18 - 24%
Farnesene(as % of other oils) <1.0%
Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20° C) 50%