VIC SECRET 100G
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Vic Secret ™ AU Hops
Vic Secret ™ AU Hops
Vic Secret ™ AU Hops

Vic Secret ™ AU Hops

Regular price $9.95 Sale

Vic Secret ™ is a new budding star. While she’s been seen in seasonal and collaboration brews since 2011, she has now joined Hop Products Australia headline hops with her first commercial production in 2013. Lighter and less dominant than Galaxy ™, yet there is still more than enough character for Vic Secret ™ to embellish the world of beer flavour.

Type

  • Type 90 Hop Pellets - 100 gm | 250 gm | 500 gm | 1 Kg

Pedigree

CULTIVAR NUMBER

00-207-013 Vic Secret’s™ story began when she was developed from a seedling created in Victoria in 2000. She actually shares the same mother and father as her sister Topaz. She breezed through the selection program with strong growth and yield, until 2010 when the first brewing trials were conducted. Initial trial brewing was conducted with Vic Secret™ as a kettle addition late in the boil. Given the seductive aroma of the raw hops, the resulting pleasant earthy character was a little underwhelming. However, it was in the 2011 Bridge Road Harvest green hop beer that she revealed her true character with extraordinary clean passionfruit and pineapple flavours with a light background of herbs and piney resin. Put to the test in Australia and overseas, she has shown us that whirlpool and dry hop additions result in the best flavour pickup. Seeing her potential, we then propagated several thousand plants from our original experimental plots, planted them out at Rostevor, and waited patiently while they have grown to maturity for their first commercial harvest in 2013.

Aroma

  • Passionfruit
  • Pineapple
  • Herbs
  • Piney Resin

Analytical Data

Certificate of Analysis HPA May 2018
  • Harvest: 2018
  • Batch No. VT123
  • Alpha Weight 0.90
  • Alpha acids (%) 17.9
  • Moisture (%) 7.4
  • Oil Content ml/per 100g 2.6
  • Beta acids (%) 6.1 - 7.8
  • Alpha/Beta Ratio 2.0 - 2.6
  • Cohumulone (% of alpha acids) 51 - 56
  • Total Oils (ml/100g) 2.2 - 2.8
  • Oil Concentration (microliters of oil/g alpha) 129 - 200

BREWING VALUES

ACID/OIL RANGE LOW HIGH

ALPHA ACID 14.0 - 17.0 % 0 20 (high)

BETA ACID 6.1 - 7.8% 0 15 (medium)

TOTAL OIL 2.2 - 2.8 mL/100g 0 4 (medium)

HPA Vic Secret Product Sheet

Brewers Guidance

The clean, distinct fruit and pine characters of Vic Secret™ are best accessed by dry hopping or whirlpool additions. Late kettle additions have been found to impart a pleasant earthy character, but little fruit. Vic Secret ™ has very high levels of alpha acid so brewers may find it easier to craft the right balance in their beer by dry hopping.

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