Summit is a recently-released high-alpha (17 to 19% AAU) hop variety. It is a dwarf variety grown on a low
trellis system. Because the low trellis is not machine harvestable, these hops are gently picked by
hand in the field and are, assumably, less damaged by the harvesting process.
Chumulone levels are low at 25-28% of alpha.
Summit is said to have strong orange and tangerine citrus notes in its flavor, making it ideal for brewing American style IPAs (especially IIPAs) and Pale Ales.
Typical Use : Bittering
All Grain Recipe - Summit Pale Ale ::: 1.052/1.010 (5 Gal)
9.5 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
1/4 lbs. - Crystal Malt (20L)
1/4 lb - CaraPils or Cara-Hell (Dextrin Malt)
Hop Schedule (46 IBU)
1/2 oz - Summit hops (60 min.)
1/4 oz - Summit hops (30 min.)
1/4 oz - Summit hops At Flameout
White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001)
Mash at 151° to 153° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for a total of 90 Minutes
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°
This is a good, cheap, easy homebrew recipe to try out
the Summit hop variety (only 1oz needed).