Brewers Gold Hops


Brewers Gold is a complex bittering hop that is noted to have a sharp or pungent bittering quality. It also imparts a fruity yet spicy aroma as well as having a black currant characteristic. It is on the low end of the bittering hop scale at 8 to 10% AAU typically.
Brewers Gold can be used in a wide range of styles from English Ales to German Lagers and adds a decidely 'European' element to the beer. These make a good partner to noble varieties such as Tettnang and Hallertauer.


Typical Use : Bittering
Alpha Acid : 5 to 10% AAU (variable)
Origination : UK, Germany
Commercial Examples : Pete's Wicked Ale
Characteristics : Pungent bittering with spicy aromas
Styles : English Ale, German Lager
Similar Hops : Bullion, Chinook, Galena.



Hop Characteristics Unavailable

Extract Recipe - Pete's Wicked Ale (clone) ::: 1.047/1.012 (5 Gal)

Grain Bill

8 oz.- 2-row Klages malt
8 oz.- 60 deg. lov. crystal malt
8 oz.- special roast malt
4 oz.- chocolate malt
6.6 lbs.- light malt extract

Hop Schedule

1 1/2 oz. Brewers Gold - 60 min. 1 oz. Brewers Gold - 10 minutes 1/2 oz. Brewers Gold (dry hop)


White Labs California Ale (WLP001) Yeast - 1800ml starter


Steep grains at 155° for 20 min.
Boil for 60 min.


A bitterly hopped Brown Ale.

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