Ekuanot Hops Pellets
At first, Ekuanot is familiar--in a pleasant, desirable way. Tropical fruit, papaya and mango notes reminiscent of Mosaic and Citra offer versatility across fresh-flavored styles. Then, things get weird.
In the midst of the bright citrus and melon there is a ribbon of green pepper. Or something like green pepper. It not green pepper in the eat-it-with-hummus-use-it-on-a-fajita sense of green pepper. It sweet and fruity but seemingly not fruit.
The interpretations of Ekuanot have been so wildly different yet similarly perplexed that we've decided it just one of those hops youl have to experience for yourself.
An up-and-coming hop with pronounced aroma, tight cone structure and notably high oil content. Noted for an indescribably unique berry-and-fresh-pepper character.
Alpha acid: 14.4 - 15.6 %
Cohumulone: 31.7 - 38 %
Beta acids: 4.6 - 5.1%
Total Oil: 2.9 mL / 100g
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,British Pale Ale/Bitter,IPA,Irish and Scottish Ales,Pale Lager,Trappist/Belgian Ale,Wheat Beers|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Alpha Acid||High (10+%)|
I'm uncertain as to whether I can speak directly to the Ekuanot hops, as I use them in a series of dry-hopping: Simcoe on Day 3; Mosaic on Day 8; and Ekuanot on Day 13. This can be safely said = it is a staggeringly good beer, one that my friends always inquire about when downstairs in the brewery.
This recipe includes the Gold Malt Extract; the Golden Naked Oat Malt; Organic Two-Row Malt; and Vienna Malt. For this batch, I used the A24 Dry Hop Imperial Organic Yeast (in the past I had used the A04 Barbarian, but it was out of stock when I was ordering up the ingredients).
The batch, as described above, is in the bottle-conditioning stage and will be ready to chill on 4-18-20. Looking forward to it! One more remedy to deflect the coronavirus with!
Ekuanot Hops (Pellet)
Used as solo hop in a blonde ale, had a muddied citrus flavor with a strange herbal twist (probably what was referred to as green pepper in the description) may be better in a different style or in conjunction with other hops or added flavors, but Ekuanot get me to try them again
This is a fruity scent hops that is very refreshing. I plan to use it in a Blonde.
I did a straight Equinox American IPA. Hopped at 60 minutes, 20 minutes, Whirlpool and Dry Hopped. Very strong flavor on its own, definitely got the green pepper after kick, going to try using it with a high alfa at 60 and a more fruity hop later in the boil. It is an interesting and flavorful hop with a great little kick at the end. I recommend it if you are looking for something a little different.