Hop First Gold (UK) in pellets T90 in 5 kg bag - The variety is very suitable both as a general kettle hop and also for late and dry hopping in all
types of beer. First Gold has good aroma and bittering qualities, much of the flavour of WGV
seems to have been retained but with an added extra citrus quality; produces a well-balanced
bitterness and a fruity, slightly spicy note in ales. An orangey quality has been observed in many
beers brewed using this variety.
ORIGIN / HISTORY
UK origin. A dwarf hop bred at Wye College, on extensive farm trials in 1995. First Gold is from
a cross-pollination of WGV with a dwarf male.
Reasonable tolerance to Verticillium Wilt which seems to have been inherited from its WGV
parent. Susceptible to downy mildew, resistant to powdery mildew.
Alpha Acids 7 – 11% w/w
Beta Acids 3.0 – 4.1% w/w
Cohumulone 33% of alpha acids
Total Oil 0.7 – 1.3 mls/100 grams
Caryophyllene 6.0% of whole oil
Farnesene 1.5% of whole oil
Humulene 19% of whole oil
Myrcene 36.0% of total oil Leaf Hops
Possible Substitutions: Boadicea, Northdown, Challenger