Magnum was bred in 1980 at Huell, the German Hop Research Institute and released in 1993, Magnum is a German variety (also grown in the US) and daughter of the American variety Galena and the German male 75/5/3. Magnum is a high alpha cultivar and is often used as the base bittering variety. Magnum does not display any distinct aroma characteristics, however, subtle spice and fruit characteristics have been noted by some brewers.
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- Magnum is a bittering hop with no distinct aroma characteristics.
- Tolerant to downy mildew, susceptible to powdery mildew. Poor pickability of a large, compact cone.
Magnum is used for its bittering value and quality.
- Crop Year: 2020
- Alpha: 13.7%
- Batch No. 20-682
- Alpha acids 10.9-15.6%
- Beta acids 6.0-6.7%
- Alpha:Beta Ratio 2.1
- Cohumulone 20.0-22.0% (% of alpha acids)
- Total Oil 2.0-3.0 (mls. of oil per 100g)
Oil Components Expressed as % of total oils
- B-Pinene 0.4-0.8%
- Myrcene 30.0-40.0%
- Linalool 0.4-0.7%
- Caryophyllene 7.0-12.0%
- Farnesene < 1.0%
- Humulene 25.0-30.0%
- Geraniol 0.3-0.6%
ACID/OIL RANGE LOW HIGH
ALPHA ACID 12-15.5% 0 20 (Medium/High)
BETA ACID 5.5-8% 0 15 (Medium/Low)
TOTAL OIL 2-3 mL/100g 0 4 (Medium)