Vanguard Hops


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 Wheat.
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
Alpha Acid : 5.5 to 6% AAU
Origination : USA
Characteristics : Mild, Fine Aroma
Styles : German Lager, American
Similar Hops : Hallertauer, Liberty



Hop Characteristics Unavailable

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.

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