Hop Name: Orion

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:8.0 - 9.0%
Beta Range:8.0 - 9.0%
Cohumulone Range:25.0 - 29.0%
Humulene Range:17.0 - 26.0%
Myrcene Range:41.0 - 56.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:7.0 - 13%
Total Oil Range:1.8 - 2.1 mL/100g
Orion is a dual-use hop that is not widely produced, and mostly relegated to Germany. Its pleasant European bittering and aroma qualities have made it popular for German Helles-type beers, which were originally brewed to compete with Czech Pilz. It has a very low cohumulone content and high myrcene. The other oils are in fair balance. This variety is not easy to find commercially.

Commonly used in:
Origin: German
Storage: Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

Possible Substitutions:
None known