Liberty was developed in the US around 1983 as a replacement for the Hallertauer Mittelfrüh hop variety.
It is low in alpha acid (2 to 5%) and is used as an aroma hop. Its best use is in German style
lagers as a finishing hop to impart its mild, fine aroma.
When hops are in short supply and prices are high, Liberty is my go-to hop to replace Hallertau and Tettnanger.
Typical Use : Aroma
All Grain Recipe - Mocha Bock ::: ? / ? (10 Gal)
14.0 lbs - Munich Malt
8.0 lbs - Domestic 2-Row Malt
4.0 lbs - German Dark Cyrstal Malt
2.0 lbs - Roasted Malt
2.0 oz - Liberty Hops (60 min.)
2.0 oz - Liberty Hops (45 min.)
1.0 oz - Liberty Hops (30 min.)
1.0 oz - Liberty Hops (10 min.)
Wyeast 2308 Munich Lager Yeast
Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 68° to 72°