New Zealand Southern Cross™

An excellent all-purpose hop with a definite New Zealand fingerprint.
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Origin: New Zealand. Bred from New Zealand Smoothcone, English Fuggle, and an American variety, Southern Cross™ was first released in 1994 and has been a mainstay of New Zealand craft brewers.

Usage: Mainly a bittering variety, the low cohumulone levels of Southern Cross™ make it a versatile early-kettle addition in almost any style. However, its typical “pine and citrus” southern hemisphere aromas are definitely welcome in hoppy American styles.

Aroma & Flavour Characteristics: Mild to moderate. Citrus (especially lemon) with warm pine needles. Late hopping can bring forth the citrus fraction opening up suggestions of dried peel and pith.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Mid season

Yield: Good

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Origin: New Zealand. Bred from New Zealand Smoothcone, English Fuggle, and an American variety, Southern Cross™ was first released in 1994 and has been a mainstay of New Zealand craft brewers.

Usage: Mainly a bittering variety, the low cohumulone levels of Southern Cross™ make it a versatile early-kettle addition in almost any style. However, its typical “pine and citrus” southern hemisphere aromas are definitely welcome in hoppy American styles.

Aroma & Flavour Characteristics: Mild to moderate. Citrus (especially lemon) with warm pine needles. Late hopping can bring forth the citrus fraction opening up suggestions of dried peel and pith.

Botanical Classification:
Family: Cannabaceae
Genus: Humulus
Species: Lupulus

Maturity: Mid season

Yield: Good

INFO SHEET

Products specifications
Alpha Acid Range % 11.0 - 14.0
Beta Acid Range % 5.0 - 6.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha 25 - 28
Total oils mls/100 gr. 1.4 - 1.8
Products specifications
Alpha Acid Range % 11.0 - 14.0
Beta Acid Range % 5.0 - 6.0
Co-Humulone as % of alpha 25 - 28
Total oils mls/100 gr. 1.4 - 1.8
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