- Alpha acid content: 6.9-7.5
- Flavor/Aroma: Intensely fruity, flavors and aromas of honeydew melon, strawberry
- Origin: Germany
- Format: Pellet
- Use: Aroma/Favor, Honeydew and Ripe Strawberry, Unique in the Lupulus family.
- Used in: Holiday Ale, Ales, Pale Ales, IPAs, Smash Brews, Brettanomyces fermentations, and Belgian styles
German Huell Melon or Hüll Melon, is a relatively new hop varietal developed by the Hop Research Institute in Hüll. This hop has very distinct flavors of honeydew melon and strawberry. Many people find the aromas associated with this hop to be entirely unique to the lupulin family. Hüll Melon has quickly become one of Germany’s most popular hops and is rapidly taking over noble-hop acreage. Due to it’s unique flavor profile, feel free to toss this into whatever you see fit. Many craftbrewers are making single hop pale ales and IPAs with it, but the possibilities are endless. All hops are packaged in oxygen, light and moisture barrier bags.
The Hop Research Center Hüll (Hopfenforschungszentrum Hüll) is a research institution focusing on advances in hop breeding, hop harvesting, and hop chemistry. It is located in the Hallertau, the largest continuous hop-planting area in the world, in the German state of Bavaria. The institute is run by the German Hop Research Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hopfenforschung) and the Bavarian state.