Challenger T90

    • Price:£ - 5 kg pack size
    • Qty:
    • Total:5kg

Origin: United Kingdom
Supplier: YCH

As a granddaughter of Northern Brewer with Northdown also in its make up, you would expect Challenger to have the alpha acid levels required to make it a good dual purpose variety. This high yielding variety was released from Wye College in 1972 and is a solid performing  copper hop across many beer styles. When used for late hopping or dry hopping it lends a mild spiciness and some sweeter citrus flavours, with grassy, pine aromas.

Suitable for: English-style Ale, Porter, Stout, ESB, Bitter, Barley Wine, Brown ales.
Substitutes: US or German Perle, Northern Brewer.
Disease: Susceptible  to Verticilium Wilt, resistant to Downy Mildew and Powdery mildew.
Alpha: 6.5 - 8.5%
Beta: 4 - 4.5%
Co-H: 20 - 25% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1 - 1.7 mL/100g
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include cedar, green tea and sweet floral characteristics (as a late addition, it can provide crisp, fruity flavors)


Weights of each pellet pack may vary slightly

  • Dual
  • 6.5-8.5
  • 1-1.7
  • 4-4.5
  • 20-25
  • 30-42
  • 9.5
  • 25


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