HOP PLANT ‘Spalter Select’


ALPHA ACID: 2.5 – 5.5%

BETA ACID: 3 – 5%

TOTAL OIL:  0.5 – 0.9 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: 3 – 6.5%
    Beta Acid: 2 – 5%
    Co-humulone: 20 – 28%
    Total Oil: 0.5 – 1.2 mL / 100g
    Myrcene: 40 – 50% of the Total Oil
    Caryophyllene: 6 – 8% of the Total Oil
    Farnesene: 10 – 12% of the Total Oil
    Humulene: 15 – 20% of the Total Oil

    Purpose: Aroma

The aroma has notes of earth and spices with noble qualities.

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.


The Spalter Select variety was released in 1993 in Hull in Germany by crossing the Spalt and Hallertau Mittelfruh varieties in an attempt to increase yield potential and disease resistance and serve as a commercial replacement for Spalt.

Kolsch, Belgian Ale, French Ale, Lager, Bock, Helles, Alt, Pilsner, Marzen.

Select Spalt, Spalt Select.


Additional information

Weight 0,5 kg


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