Hop Name: Merkur

Common Usage: Bittering

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:12.0 - 15.0%
Beta Range:12.0 - 15.0%
Cohumulone Range:16.0 - 20.0%
Humulene Range:35.0 - 50.0%
Myrcene Range:25.0 - 35.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:9.0 - 15%
Total Oil Range:2.2 - 2.8 mL/100g
Merkur (a.k.a. Hallertau Merkur) is a high-bittering hop with, not only high alpha acid content, but one of the newer ones (released 2000 by Hüll) with the high myrcene and humulene oil content giving it an earthy grounding with a citrus zing. It works especially well in the early to mid-stages of brewing. Merkur is a descendant of Hallertauer Magnum.

Commonly used in:
Origin: German
Storage: N/A
Strong earthy, floral and citrus impressions

Possible Substitutions:
Magnum (US)  Magnum  Taurus  Tradition  Hallertau