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Bramling Cross Hop (Rooted/Mature plant)


Bramling Cross – a UK staple of hops! Ideal for a good robust old school beers like Golden Ale, Strong Ale, Stout, Porter.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include strong spice, blackcurrant, loganberry and lemon.
Info: 6-8% Alpha Acids • English • Finishing Hop

All hops sold are organically grown and cultivated from our own hops on our farm here in the UK. We sell rhizomes with shoots, so you can be certain you have a healthy plant. We’ll send out your hop plant(s) when their shoots are ready – usually between March – May. Please note that we only have limited stock for each variety.

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Variety Bramling crossed with a male seedling from a Manitoba female. Blackcurrant, lemony aroma.

Bramling Cross is a rather rare breed and is mostly available in the UK. First harvested in 1927 at Wye College its lineage is a cross between Golding and a wild Manitoban (Canadian) hop. It is considered well suited to cask conditioned recipes as well as Christmas and fruit beers.

Perhaps Brew Dog Brewery says it best when they speak of Bramling Cross as being “elegant, refined, assured, (boring) and understated”. They suggest people often don’t use enough of Bramling Cross to let its true flavors and eccentricities shine.

When used in large quantities the fruity element in Bramling Cross springs to life. This use exhibits complex fruity notes of lemon, blackcurrant and pear, particularly when used as a late addition. Some brewers have also recorded notes of blackberries and plums.

Characteristics Notes of lemon, blackcurrant, blackberries and plums particularly when used as a late addition.
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 5%-7.8%
Beta Acid Composition 2.3%-3.2%
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-35%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1500-1680 kg/hectare (1340-500 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew and downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to verticillium wilt
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 35%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 28%-33%
Caryophyllene Oil 14%-18%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Whitbread GoldingProgressEast Kent Golding
Style Guide Golden Ale, Strong Ale,Stout, Porter


Additional information


Hop Rhizome only (rooted), Hop Rhizome + organic feed, Hop Rhizome + organic feed + automated watering system


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