Sterling is an American hop variety bred to be similar in flavor and aroma to the noble Saaz hop variety. Sterling has a noble and somewhat spicy (but not overly spicy) and even a little floral aroma. Alpha acids are
generally between 6 and 9% AA, making Sterling good choice for flavor or aroma additions.
Sterling would be great in any European style lagers and I find it has a wonderful flavor when used in an American wheat.
Typical Use : flavor/aroma
All Grain Recipe - American Wheat ::: 1.051/1.010 (5.5 Gal)
4.5 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
4.5 lbs. - White Wheat
1 lb. - Vienna Malt
Hop Schedule (27 IBU)
1 oz - Sterling hops [7.5%] (60 min.)
1/2 oz - Sterling hops [7.5%] (5 min.)
Wyeast 1010 American Wheat or WLP001/Wyeast 1056/Safale S-05 Amerian Ale
Mash at 153° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 66° to 68°
A little high in hops for some American Wheats maybe
- try .75 oz Sterling at 60 if you want it less hoppy.