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east kent goldings
EAST KENT GOLDINGS
BREWING QUALITY
Gentle, fragrant, and pleasant. Recognized as having the most typical English aroma with the
best flavor historically coming from East Kent. This hop is in demand for copper-hopping and
dry hopping of traditional ales. Goldings are also found to be useful for late hopping lagers,
when a delicate aroma is required. Used in all the English style Ales, Belgian-Style Ales, Stouts,
Porters, most Lagers.
ORIGIN / HISTORY
UK origin. The Goldings are the traditional Old English hop. Develops by clonal selection from
1790 on starting from Canterbury Whitebine. Traded as East-Kent Goldings, if grown in East
Kent, Kent Goldings if grown in mid-Kent, and Goldings if grown elsewhere.
AGRONOMICS
Sensitive to downy mildew. As a group the Goldings are unique in their high level of sensitivity
to Hop Mosaic Virus.
ACID COMPONENTS
Alpha Acids
Beta Acids
Cohumulone
4 – 8% w/w
2 – 3.5% w/w
20 – 25% of alpha acids
Type T90 Hop Pellets
OIL COMPONENTS
Total Oil
Caryophyllene
Farnesene
Humulene
Myrcene
0.6 – 1.0 mls/100 grams
12 - 16% of whole oil
<1% of whole oil
42 - 48% of whole oil
20 - 26% of whole oil
Possible Substitutions: Goldings, Sovereign, Progress
Type Leaf Hops
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