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BarthHaas

Ekuanot®

United States

DESCRIPTION

When the earth and the sun align, a new variety of hops is born. A cool little story on how Equinox™ HBC 366 earned its name. During early Spring, Equinox™ comes out of the ground as a bright lime green variety. Over the course of the summer, it gradually turns to a rich-- dark green. Equal light, equal dark - Equinox™. These hops are generally some of the most sought-after in the industry. The diversified and pronounced aroma characteristics combined with extremely high oil content and a tight cone structure make this hop variety unique.

KEY FLAVORS

  • Grapefruit
  • Gooseberry
  • Guava
  • Fennel

ANCESTRY

Ekuanot™ (formerly HBC 366) was commercially released in 2014 as “Equinox” by the Hops Breeding Company in Yakima-- and subsequently renamed due to trademark issues.

ANALYSES

CULTIVATION AREA
United States
ALPHA-ACIDS*
14.5 - 15.5 %
BETA-ACIDS
4.5 - 5.5 %
TOTAL OIL
2.5 - 4.5 ml/100g
MYRCENE
30 - 45 %
CARYOPHYLLENE (% OF TOTAL OIL)
8 - 12 %
FARNESEN (% OF TOTAL OIL)
up to 1 %

*Alpha acids are determined by conductometric titration (EBC 7.4) in Europe, by spectrophotometry (ASBC Hops-6) in the USA. Oil composition is determined by gas chromatography (ASBC Hops-17, EBC 7.12).

AROMA PROFILE

We live quality

The highest standards for the best hops: we are satisfied with nothing less. Because hops are one of the most important ingredients in the brewing process. To meet this demand, BarthHaas has introduced a comprehensive quality management system (QMS) [RS1] based on the proven ISO 9001:2015 standard. Our QM system also includes a concept that guarantees optimum product safety on the basis of international HACCP guidelines. An important focus of this concept is the BarthHaas test guarantee [RS3], which is unique in the hop industry to date.

Got any questions?

Our team of experts would love to talk and help get your creative juices flowing. Whether you are interested in flavor, brews, the brewing process or how to use our products as efficiently as possible, we will find the answer and make recommendations. Get in touch!

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