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Current Varieties Grown At Schmidt Farm
Currently we are growing three varieties of hops, Centennial, Chinook and Willamette. Both Centennial and Chinook are Bittering hops while Willamette is an Aroma hop.

Centennial - Acid Range (ALPHA %)  8-11%

American aroma-type variety bred in 1974 and released in September 1990 by S.T. Kenny and C.E. Zimmermann, the breeders of this variety. Similar to Cascade and Chinook. The genetic composition is 3/4 Brewers Gold, 3/32 Fuggle, 1/6 East kent Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 1/16 Unknown. One of the "Three Cs" along with Cascade and Columbus. Centennial is often referred to as a 'Super Cascade', since it has a strong citrus aroma.

Chinook - Acid Range (ALPHA %)  11-13%

This green bine cultivar (W-421-38) was released in May 1985 in Washington State and Idaho from a cross between a Petham Golding and a USDA-selected male (63012M). Slightly spicy and very piney. Its alpha acid content ranges from 12 to 14 %. Substitutes for bittering: Eroica, Galena, Nugget. Substitutes for aroma and flavor: Southern Cross, Sticklebract.

Willamette - Acid Range (ALPHA %)  4-6%

Popular American development in 1976 of the English Fuggle. Named for the Willamette Valley, an important hop-growing area. It has a character similar to Fuggle, but is more fruity and has some floral notes. Used in British and American ales. A recent taste-test comparison between Ahtanum and Willamette has described some similarity between the varieties.

 

 

Schmidt Farm
415 County Road 8
Farmington, Ny 14425
Phone: 585-869-9641
Email: sschmidt@schmidthops.com