HOP PLANT ‘East Kent Golding’


ALPHA ACID: 4.5 – 6.5%

BETA ACID: 1.9 – 2.8%

TOTAL OIL:  0.4 – 0.8 mL/100g


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Perennial plant, with branched rhizome from which thin slender stems extend up to 9 meters in height, can live from 10 to 20 years.
The leaves are heart-shaped, petiolate, opposite, with 3-5 serrated lobes. The upper part is rough to the touch due to the presence of numerous hairs, while the lower part is resinous.

The used part of the lullopo plant are the cones that are mainly used for:

Provide, in almost all cases, a bitter base to balance the sweetness brought by the fermentable material.
Increase microbiological stability.
Participate in stabilizing the foam.
Influence, depending on the styles in a minor or greater way, taste and aroma.

  • Alpha Acid: 4.5 – 6.5%
    Beta Acid: 1.9 – 2.8%
    Co-humulone: 28 – 32%
    Total Oil: 0.4 – 0.8 mL / 100g
    Myrcene: 29 – 31% of the Total Oil
    Caryophyllene: 12 – 16% of the Total Oil
    Farnesene: <1.0% of the Total Oil
    Humulene: 38 – 44% of the Total Oil

    Geraniol: 0 – 0% of the Total Oil
    Purpose: Aroma

Extraordinary aroma of lavender, spices, honey and thyme notes.

The hops prefers fresh environments and fertile and well-worked soils. It grows spontaneously on the banks of watercourses, along the hedges, at the edge of the woods, from the plains to an altitude of 1,200 meters if the climate is not too windy and humid. Its presence in nature is very common in northern Italy; wild hops are also present in all regions, including islands, although they become progressively more rare to the south.

It is cultivated for commercial purposes in both hemispheres, approximately between 30 ° and 52 ° latitude, and being very resistant to cold climates can withstand up to -30 ° Celsius.


t grows exclusively in Kent (England), descendant of Canterbury Whitebine is a centuries-old variety. Despite the contrary claims, the East Kent Golding variety is identical to the Canterbury Golding. The two names have been used interchangeably over time. Some, however, still charge that East Kent Goldine and Canterbury Golding are two distinct varieties, although there is no clear evidence to support it.

It is known as East Kent Golding since 1838, has a good performance in England, but has been shown to have an even better yield in Oregon after its introduction in 1994.

EKG is considered the quintessence hops of England, long considered a favorite for Ale and Pale Ale.

Pale Ale, Extra Special English Ale, English Dark Ale, English Light Ale, Belgian Ale, Christmas Ale.

Kent Golding, EKG, Canterbury Golding.



Additional information

Weight 0,5 kg


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