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Saphir (DE)

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Sometimes called Saphire, Sapphire, or Hallertau Saphir, this newer German hop is a 2002 release from the Hull Hop Institute. With one of the lowest alpha acid contents in the world, Saphir is always used as an aroma hop.

Expect a citrus bouquet of sweet tangerine and a hint of spice. The low alpha acid range of just 2% to barely 5% minimizes its use as a bittering addition. These characteristics make Saphir a good match for beer styles like Belgian Ales, Wheats, and Witbiers.

Hop Statistics:
Alpha Acids: 2 – 3%
Beta Acids:  4 – 7%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 0.29 – 0.75
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 12 – 17%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 0.8 – 1.4
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): N/A
Similar Hop Varieties: Chinook, Magnum, Galena


Format Pellet
Origin German
Flavor and Aroma Floral, Citrus, Fruity, Spicy
Alpha Acids Low
Use Aroma/Flavor
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Humboldt Beer Works

Humboldt Beer Works is located in Old Town Eureka, on California's beautiful & rugged North Coast.

Locally owned and operated since 2011, and re-established in 2018, we've been committed to offering the highest quality ingredients and equipment, as well as the advice you need to succeed.