Vanguard is a US hop variety that came about in 1982 with breeding between a Hallertau mother and unnamed father. Like its parentage, Vanguard
is somewhat noble and mild in aroma. At an average of 5.5 to 6% AA, Vanguard is great as an aroma addition in any German style beer (Munich Helles, Kolsch,
Hefeweizen, Alt.) It's US parentage lends Vanguard an ever-so-slight herbal citrus that is quite restrained, but perfect for hybrid styles like American
Because of its US breeding and relatively higher Alpha compared to it parent Hallertau, Vanguard is a great substitute and money-saver both due to its availability and Alpha quantity.
Typical Use : Aroma
All Grain Recipe - Vanguard Kolsch ::: 1.057 / 1.015 (5.75 Gal)
Grain Bill (assume 72% Efficiency)
10.75 lbs - Pilsner Malt
3/4 lbs - Wheat Malt
1/2 lb - Vienna Malt
Hop Schedule [22 IBU]
1.0 oz - Vanguard Hops (60 min.)
1/2 oz - Vanguard Hops (20 min.)
White Labs German Ale/Kolsch (WLP029)
Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 66°
Keg/Bottle and store cold for a month before drinking.
Wyeast American Wheat (1010) is another Kolsch-like yeast strain that can be used.