Hop Name: East Kent Golding

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:4.0 - 6.0%
Beta Range:4.0 - 6.0%
Cohumulone Range:25.0 - 30.0%
Humulene Range:36.0 - 36.0%
Myrcene Range:25.0 - 25.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:14.8 - 15%
Total Oil Range:0.4 - 0.8 mL/100g
East Kent Golding is thought of as the ultimate English hop and is grown exclusively in Kent. It is a centuries old variety, likely descending from a Canterbury Whitebine, and is said to be identical to Canterbury Golding. It began to be known exclusively as East Kent Golding in 1838. It has a good yield in England, but has shown to have an even better yield in Oregon. It has an alpha acid content of 3 – 6%, alpha to beta of 2:1, and cohumulone of 29%. It has an absolutely amazing aroma profile with lavender, spice, honey, with notes of thyme. It is earthy and mildly bittering with a sweet, silky, honey-like character.

Commonly used in:
English-style Ale
Origin: UK
Storage: N/A
Smooth and delicate with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones

Possible Substitutions:
Fuggle (US)  First Gold  Fuggle (UK)  Progress  Golding  Bramling Cross  Pioneer  Whitbread Golding Variety  Opal  Bramling  Hallertauer Northern Brewer