Hop Challenger (UK) in pellets T90 in 5 kg bag - An excellent all round hop with good alpha and aroma properties. As the main copper hop, it
provides a refreshing, full bodied, rounded bitterness, which makes an excellent platform for a
late hop. As the late addition, it can give a very crisp, fruity character which has proved very
popular in many beers.
ORIGIN / HISTORY
UK origin. Introduced by Wye College in 1972.
Good resistance to downy mildew but is susceptible to powdery mildew and Verticillium Wilt.
Alpha Acids 6 – 9% w/w
Beta Acids 3.2 – 4.2% w/w
Cohumulone 20 – 25% of alpha acids
Total Oil 1.0 – 1.5 mls/100 grams
Caryophyllene 9.52% of whole oil
Farnesene 1.73% of whole oil
Humulene 29.52% of whole oil
Myrcene 30.49% of total oil Leaf Hops
Possible Substitutions: Northdown, Northern Brewer, First Gold