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.
- Aroma Profile
Typical Aroma Profile
These hops are fruity to the core and reminiscent of an exotic cocktail. Grapefruit, lemongrass and mandarin lend tangy accents to ripe guava, lychee, mango, pineapple and passion fruit. Black currants, gooseberries and grapes round off the flavor profile.
- CULTIVATION AREA
- United States
- 14.5 - 15.5 %
- 4.5 - 5.5 %
- TOTAL OIL
- 2.5 - 4.5 ml/100g
- 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).
All values represent the medium range of the last 4 years. Be aware that specifically the alpha and oil values can vary in a broad range depending on the relevant crop year.
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.
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