A Dual Purpose hop

Merkur

Germany
Merkur

aroma profile: Tropical Fruit, Herbal

Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hüll and registered in 2001, Merkur was the first mildew-resistant hop variety from the research center. It is a cross between Magnum and German experimental variety 81/8/13. It is a high alpha variety with low co-humulone oil percentages. In some dual purpose applications, Merkur displays subtle earth and citrus notes.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include sugar, pineapple and mint.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
12-14%

Beta Acid

0
15
4.5-5.5%

Total Oil

0
4
2-3 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    12 - 14%
  • Beta Acid
    4.5 - 5.5%
  • Co-humulone
    18 - 20%
  • Total Oil
    2 - 3 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    45 - 50% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.6 - 1.1% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    8 - 10% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    28 - 32% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

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