HERITAGE RELEASE

CLUSTER HOP PLANTS

Used for Ales, Lager, Porter & Stout
FLORAL / FRUITS / EARTHY
• PRICE: $30.00 PER PLANT (+ GST + TRACKED POSTAGE) •
• FOR SALE IN NZ ONLY •
• SHIPPING SPRING 2020 • 

CLUSTER

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
ALPHA ACID 5.5-8.5%
FLORAL / FRUITS / EARTHY / PINE

FLAVOUR

Used as a bittering addition, Cluster is often described as having a soft, clean bitterness and a blackcurrant-like aroma. When harvested at peak of ripeness Cluster exhibits floral, earthy (dank) & fruit flavours when used as a late addition. So depending when in the boil it is used, Cluster offers flavors ranging from black currant to pineapple, mango, melon and citrus.

HISTORY: 

Cluster (US) is thought to be one of the oldest and most robust hop crops in the US. With its balanced aroma and bittering profile and outstanding storage stability, it has long been a go to hop of large commercial breweries in the US. At one time, the vast majority of American beer contained Cluster. So prolific was Cluster’s use in fact that at the beginning of the 20th century Cluster accounted for 96% of the total acreage of hops grown in the United States. Cluster remained at the top right through until the 1970’s. 

USE FOR: 

• PORTERS • ALES
• STOUTS • AMBER ALE
• CREAM ALE • AMERICAN LAGER
• IPA BLEND

GROWTH/YIELD: 

Cluster has excellent vigor and high production potential with a good yield. The storage stability of Cluster’s alpha acids is among the best of all hops in the world and it keeps very well even in non- refrigerated storage.

• PRICE: $30.00 PER PLANT (+ GST + TRACKED POSTAGE) •
• FOR SALE IN NZ ONLY •
• SHIPPING SPRING 2020 • 

- RECIPES -

US IPA - ALL GRAIN

SIERRA NEVADA ANNIVERSARY IPA

20 LITERS | ABV 6.0% | IBU ~60 | SRM 8.6 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.066 | FG 1.016
MASH 90 MIN @ 67⁰C 
SPARGE @ 72⁰ C - 3 LITERS
BOIL 90 MIN 

NOTES:

01.

MALT

• 4700g GLADFIELD AMERICAN ALE MALT 2.5 SRM
• 224g GLADFIELD MEDIUM CRYSTAL 56.3 SRM
• 112g GLADFIELD BIG O OAT MALT 2.2 SRM
• 112g GLADFIELD SOUR GRAPES MALT 2.0 SRM

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 23g CENTENNIAL 10% AA @ 90 MINS
• 42g CASCADE 7% AA @ 10 MINS
STEEP/WHIRLPOOL 30 MINS - ADD @ 90⁰C:
• 42g CASCADE 7% AA
• 28g CENTENNIAL 10% AA
• 28g CLUSTER 7% AA
DRY HOP FOR 3 DAYS BEFORE PACKAGING:
• 28g CASCADE
• 28g CENTENNIAL
• 28g CLUSTER

03.

ADDITIONS 

• 1 tsp Irish Moss @ 15 minutes before flame out (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 001 
CALIFORNIA ALE

AUSTRALIAN LAGER - ALL GRAIN

XXXX BITTER

20 LITERS | ABV 4.4 | IBU 18 | SRM 4.2 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.041 | FG 1.008
MASH 90 MIN @ 68⁰ C
SPARGE 3 LITERS
BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:
It was a German bloke called Alhois 'Billy' Leitner who brewed XXXX BITTER back in 1924, with his bottom-fermentation techniques producing the drop we’ve come to know and love. But if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – and Billy’s original recipe has remained unchanged ever since.
 

01.

MALT

• 2900g GLADFIELD PILSNER 1.9 SRM
• 250g GLADFIELD LIGHT CRYSTAL 32 SRM

02.

HOPS

• 8g SUPER PRIDE 14.25% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 16g CLUSTER 7.0% AA @ 10 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

START OF BOIL:
• 250g GLADFIELD LIGHT CRYSTAL 32 SRM
15 MINS BEFORE END OF BOIL:
• 1 tsp IRISH MOSS

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 850 COPENHAGEN LAGER

AUSTRALIAN LAGER - ALL GRAIN

XXXX GOLD

20 LITERS | ABV 3.5 | IBU 14 | SRM 4.2 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.034 | FG 1.008
MASH 90 MIN @ 68⁰ C
SPARGE 3 LITERS
BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:
GOLD was introduced back in 1991, when the new mid-strength lager was launched to the Aussie public. It’s since gone on to become the country’s best-selling beer – and after just one taste, it’s not hard to see why.
 

01.

MALT

• 2650g GLADFIELD PILSNER 1.9 SRM
• 112g GLADFIELD LIGHT CRYSTAL 32 SRM

02.

HOPS

• 7g SUPER PRIDE  14.25% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 6g CLUSTER 7.0% AA @ 10 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

START OF BOIL:
• 112g GLADFIELD LIGHT CRYSTAL 32 SRM
15 MINS BEFORE END OF BOIL:
• 1 tsp IRISH MOSS

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 850 COPENHAGEN LAGER

US LAGER - ALL GRAIN

SCHLITZ GUSTO 60'S ERA

20 LITERS | ABV 4.7 | IBU 30 | SRM 3.6 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.046 | FG 1.010
MASH 90 MIN @ 67°C
SPARGE 3 LITERS
BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:
THIS RECIPE IS A CLONE OF THE 60's ERA SCHLITZ WHEN IT WAS THE LARGEST BREWERY IN THE WORLD BEFORE THE INFAMOUS "REFORMULATION" THAT SENT THE BREWERY BROKE

01.

MALT

• 2000g GLADFIELD PILSNER MALT 1.9 SRM
• 925g FLAKED CORN/MAIZE 1.3 SRM
• 925g GLADFIELD AMERICAN ALE MALT 5.1 SRM
• 112g GLADFIELD LIGHT CRYSTAL MALT 32 SRM

02.

HOPS

• 28g CLUSTER 7% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 28g CLUSTER 7% AA @ 10 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 840 AMERICAN LAGER YEAST
• 2ND CHOICE: SAFLAGER 34/70

UK GOLDEN ALE - ALL GRAIN

CLUSTER GOLDEN ALE

20 LITERS | ABV 5.0 | IBU 30 | SRM 5.5 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.046 | FG 1.009
MASH 90 MIN @ 68C
SPARGE 4 LITERS
BOIL 60 MIN 


01.

MALT

• 3650g GLADFIELD AMERICAN ALE MALT 2.5 SRM
• 340g GLADFIELD LIGHT CRYSTAL MALT 32 SRM

02.

HOPS

• 10g MAGNUM 12.4% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 26g CLUSTER 7% AA @ 10 MINUTES
• 26g CLUSTER 7% AA @ 0 MINUTES / STEEP FOR 15-20 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: LALLEMAND DANSTAR BRY-97 
• 2ND CHOICE: WLP 001 CALIFORNIA ALE (Sierra Nevada)

USA CREAM ALE - ALL GRAIN

AMERICAN THROWBACK CREAM ALE

20 LITERS | ABV 6.2 | IBU 35 | SRM 4.2 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.062 | FG 1.015
MASH 90 MIN @ 67°C
SPARGE 3 LITERS
BOIL 60 MIN 

NOTES:
WAKATU (NZ HALLERTAU) IS SUBSTITUTED FOR HALLERTAU MITTLEFRUEH

01.

MALT

• 3800g GLADFIELD ALE MALT (3.0L)
• 1500g FLAKED CORN

02.

HOPS

BOIL:
• 14g CLUSTER 7%AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 14g CLUSTER 7%AA @ 30 MINUTES
• 28g WAKATU 7.5%AA @ 10 MINUTES
STEEP/ WHIRLPOOL 20 MINS:
• 28g WAKATU 7.5%AA
DRY HOP 3 DAYS:
• 28g WAKATU

03.

ADDITIONS 

ADD 15 MINS BEFORE FLAME OUT:
• 1/4 TSP IRISH MOSS (or clarifier of choice)

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: DANSTAR NOTTINGHAM

CLUSTER STATISTICS

Alpha Acid Composition 5.5-8.5%
Beta Acid Composition 4.5%-5.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 36%-42%

Lupulin Color Yellow
Cone Size Medium 
Cone Density Compact

Maturity: Mid to Late Season
Yield: Medium
Growth Rate: Vigorous
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests: New Zealand is hop disease free.
Storability: Good 
Ease of Harvest: Good

Total Oil Composition 0.4-0.8 mls/100 grams
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 15%-18%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition 6%-7%
Farnesene Oil Composition 0%-1%

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