I recently found a new hop while I was ordering from Puterbaugh Farms …Belma Hops. Belma Hops were breed onsite by the Puterbaugh staff.
Description - A very clean hop, with a very orange, slight grapefruit, tropical (but not mango/guava, more like pineapple), strawberry, and melon
I have been looking for a hop that would be good in a session ale that I will keep permanently on tap as my every day drinking beer. Belma’s description sounded really good, and at $5.25 a pound I threw this one in with my order. I have a suspicion that next year once the word spreads this hop won’t be $5.25 a pound.
I burst hopped this beer and will dry hop it so I get the most out of the Belma’s. I have heard recently this is a good accent hop to other hops, but I want to see how this hop does on its own. I may use it with Citra or some other tropical flavored hop. Try as I might I have never really developed a taste for Cascade or other C based hops. I am usually more of a English/European hop guy.
The last batch of Mild that I No Chilled turned out great. I am going to try again on this beer. I’ll see how a lighter colored beer does with this. I know when I siphoned my last batch out of the Corny keg and into the fermenter their was a lot of break material and hops that had settled out just like they do when I use my chiller.
|1 Oz||Belma|| |
|5.5 gal||75% efficiency||IBU: 17|