Argentinian Cascade Hops

Characteristics

Argentian Cascade is a hop variety that seems to have become popular lately due to the hop shortage. The first thing to know about these is that they DO NOT have the same variety as the American grown Cascades you might be used to. Instead of the citrusy, light flavors of the American Cascade, the Argentinian Cascade is more like a Noble hop (like Hallertau) with a pleasant almost moderate aroma with a slight herbal, peppery, sweet grassy component almost like a spicy lemon grass.

The AA% is much lower than American Cascades - usually around 3 to 3.5%, making this a good choice for an aroma addition.

Typical style usage would be the same as something like Hallertau - Light lagers, Weisens of all types, Alts. I think they are prefectly at home in an American Wheat or Blonde style ale as well.

Specifications

Typical Use : Aroma/Flavor
Alpha Acid : 3 to 3.5% AAU
Origination : Argentina
Characteristics : Noble, herbal, peppery, grassy, lemon.
Styles : Light lagers, weizens, American Wheat
Similar Hops : Hallertau
Commercial Examples : ???

 

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All Grain Recipe - Argentine Blonde ::: 1.052/ 1.012 (5.75 Gal)

Grain Bill (Assumes 72% Efficiency)

10 lbs - 2 Row Malt (Maris Otter)
1 lb. - Carapils or Carafoam Malt

Hop Schedule (22 IBU)

1.5 oz - Argentinian Cascade [3.2%] 60 Min.
1.25 oz - Argentinian Cascade [3.2%] 20 Min.
1/4 oz - Argentinian Cascade [3.2%] Flameout

Yeast

White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001) or Safale S-05 Dry

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 66° to 68°

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