Mid-twentieth century saw plenty of effort by USDA hop breeding to develop a USA-grown alternative to German Hallertau mf. A handful of other “noble” European hops were also pursued, leading to Santiam’s release in 1997 after work on crosses with a Swiss Tettnanger female and Hallertau mf. male. The target was an alternative to German Tettnanger, and similarity is certainly there, with some New World twists.
Lends a distinctive dried apricot/peach flavor and aroma which combines well with citrusy hops for multi-dimensional beers. Fruity, smooth, and mildly earthy. Excellent in craft lagers, wheat ales, and pale ales as a main player, and in hoppier beers to add dimension.
Alpha Acids 5 - 7%
Beta Acids 6 - 8%
Cohumulone 22 - 24%
Total Oil 1.3 - 1.5mls/100g
Myrcene 30 - 45%
Humulene 20 - 26%
Caryophyllene 6 - 8%
Farnesene 10 - 14%
Type 90 Pellets
5 kg/11 lbs; 10 kg/22 lbs.; and 20 kg/ 44 lbs.
All in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.
Full 200-lb. bales (synthetic woven covers).
50-lb. "¼ bales" in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.
12-lb. "Mini bales" in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.