These hops are packaged near the farm by a coop owned by the farmers, YCHHOPS® a company formed from the merger of Yakima Chief and Hop Union. This is currently one of the “IT” hops for the US Market.
Simcoe continues to rise in popularity and it is sometimes hard to find the leaf in homebrew shops.
These are professionally packed hops in a nitrogen flushed light and oxygen barrier foil pack and they will remain usable for a long time. I have several different varieties listed – check my other items.
SIMCOE® YCR 14 CV: Simcoe Hops are a dual purpose hop with high bittering potential. Simcoe are readily identified by the bright yellow lupulin, tiny balls of resin! Simcoe Hops were released in 2000 by the Yakima Chief Ranch in Washington State. It is a hop closely associated with India Pale Ales but is used almost to obsession in varying ales. Its parents are unknown, they just found it taking over the field with yields up to 2500lbs per acre. Acid levels vary year to year, expect 12-15% Alpha. Levels vary between batches and may not be exactly as pictured but will generally be within the ranges stated below. Possible substitutions are Summit® and Magnum.
Alpha acid: 11.5 – 15 %
Cohumulone: 17-21 %
Beta acids: 3-4.5%
Total Oil: .08-3.2 mL / 100g
WHERE TO TRY THEM: Simcoe is noticeably present in Dogfish Head’s 60 and 90 Minute IPAs. New Belgium’s Ranger uses it alongside Cascade and Chinook, and Pennsylvania’s Weyerbacher Brewing Company makes a fabulous IPA called Double Simcoe.