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STICKLEBRACT HOP PLANTS

An NZ heirloom alpha hop that delivers solid bitterness and when used as a late addition delivers pine and citrus aroma similar to Simcoe.
• PRICE: $30.00 PER PLANT (+ GST + TRACKED POSTAGE) •
• FOR SALE IN NZ ONLY •

STICKLEBRACT

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NZ
ALPHA 13 - 15%
CITRUS / PINE

FLAVOUR

Sticklebract is a dual use hop with a high alpha acid content around 13.0% and provides a healthy bottom line to the bitterness levels in a brew. Stricklebract is compared to Northern Brewer and provides robust aroma contributions. A high level of selinine is associated with the piney citrus character. It also comes with high levels of myrcene oil and registering levels of farnesene oil. Much like Northern Brewer, Sticklebract is versatile from boil to dry-hop in the beer brewing process. 

HISTORY: 

Sticklebract Hops came from the breeding program at the DSIR Research Station in New Zealand. Sticklebract was released in 1972 and is a cross between First Choice X Open Pollination. In 1960 First Choice was part of a breeding program that helped to wane the disaster that was happening with Black Root Rot on the main variety at the time, Late Cluster.

USE FOR: 

Sticklebract is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities. It has Simcoe similarities of pine with a Sorachi Ace lemon zest. It is popular with breweries in the UK and Poland.

• PALE ALES & IPAS • BROWN ALES • STOUT • PORTER

GROWTH/YIELD: 

Sticklebract is a strong yielding plant, and the medium to large hop cones are harvested mid to late season after a vigorous growing cycle. 

• PRICE: $30.00 PER PLANT
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• FOR SALE IN NZ ONLY
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BEERS THAT USE STICKLEBRACT HOPS

RECIPES

RED ALE - ALL GRAIN

STICKLEBRACT RED ALE

20 LITERS | ABV 4.6 | IBU 26 | SRM 12.2 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.044 | FG 1.009
MASH 90 MIN @ 66/68C
SPARGE 3 LITERS
BOIL 60 MIN 

01.

MALT

• 2900g GLADFIELD ALE MALT 13.0 SRM (76.4%)
• 224g AURORA MALT 29 SRM (5.9%)
• 224g LIGHT CRYSTAL MALT 302 SRM (5.9%)
• 224g RED BACK MALT 33 SRM (5.9%)
• 224g SHEPHERDS DELIGHT MALT 152 SRM (5.9%)

02.

HOPS

• 10g MAGNUM 12% AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 14g STICKLEBRACT 13.5% AA @ 10 MINUTES
• 14g STICKLEBRACT 13.5% AA @ FLAME OUT / STEEP FOR 20 MINUTES

03.

ADDITIONS 

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

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP O07 ENGLISH DRY YEAST
• 2ND CHOICE: WLP 004 IRISH ALE YEAST 

IRISH STOUT - ALL GRAIN

STICKLEBRACT IRISH STOUT

20 LITERS | ABV 5.4 | IBU 30 | SRM 26 | MASH EFFICIENCY 75% | PRE BOIL 24L | OG 1.058 | FG 1.017
MASH 90 MIN @ 67°C
SPARGE 3 LITERS
BOIL 60 MIN 

01.

MALT

• 3000g GALDFIELD ALE MALT (3 SRM)
• 596g BARLEY FLAKED (1.7 SRM)
• 224g GLADFIELD ROAST BARLEY (736 SRM)
• 141g GLADFIELD MEDIUM CRYSTAL MALT (56 SRM)
• 42g BLACK MALT

02.

HOPS

• 21g STICKLEBRACT 13.5%AA @ 60 MINUTES
• 14g KENT GOLDINGS 5%AA @ WHIRLPOOL/STEEP FOR 20 MINS/START @ 98°C

03.

ADDITIONS 

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

04.

YEAST 

• 1ST CHOICE: WLP 004 IRISH ALE

STICKLEBRACT STATISTICS

Alpha Acid Composition 13%-15%
Beta Acid Composition 7.5%-8.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 40%-45%

Lupulin Color Pale Yellow
Cone Size Medium to Large
Cone Density Moderate

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

Total Oil Composition 0.7-1.5 mls/100 grams
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition 8%-16%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition 3.5%-5.5%
Farnesene Oil Composition 4%-8%

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