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The Tropics of Rye (E)

197 calories 13.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Post Boil Size: 1.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.111 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.223 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 83% (steeping grains only)
Source: AD
Calories: 197 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 13.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created Saturday March 5th 2022
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7 lb Briess - DME Golden Light7 lb DME Golden Light 44.6 4 90.3%
0.25 lb Flaked Rye0.25 lb Flaked Rye 36 2.8 3.2%
7.25 lbs / 0.00
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
0.25 lb German - CaraRye0.25 lb CaraRye 34 67 3.2%
0.25 lb Aromatic Malt0.25 lb Aromatic Malt 35 20 3.2%
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 29.87 33.3%
0.50 oz Lotus0.5 oz Lotus Hops Pellet 15.3 Boil 40 min 13.37 16.7%
0.50 oz BSG - Sabro0.5 oz Sabro Hops Pellet 15 Boil 10 min 5.41 16.7%
0.50 oz lotus0.5 oz lotus Hops Pellet 15.3 Aroma 0 min 16.7%
0.50 oz BSG - Sabro0.5 oz Sabro Hops Pellet 15 Aroma 0 min 16.7%
3 oz / 0.00
Omega Yeast Labs - Tropical IPA OYL-200
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
75 - 85 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 109 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: co2       CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Actual Shop Tap 4/1/20
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0

otus™ is the latest experimental hop variety developed under the Hopsteiner breeding program to now be available to homebrewers. This tenacious hop outperformed thousands of brothers and sisters born of the initial cross breeding and survived a decade long journey to become the hottest addition to Hopsteiner's unique portfolio of exciting new hop varieties. Lotus™ displays exceptional aromatic characteristics, boasting waves of orange and vanilla followed by notes of candied grape and tropical fruit aromas.

Lotus’s genetic origin stems from Eastern Gold, a Japanese hop variety dating back to the 1930s, followed by a mix of Apollo, Cascade, and a USDA male. The USDA male was bred from an open pollinated seedling of a wild American hop developed at Wye College, England. The cross from the USDA male with Neomexicanus heritage adds an additional layer of complexity and uniqueness to this variety.

Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 13.0 – 17.0%
Beta Acids: 5.5 – 6.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 2.2 - 3.1
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 33 – 39%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.0 – 2.5

For many years Sabro™ brand HBC 438 has been unofficially referred to as Ron Mexico due to its native US neomexicanus hop heritage, and was once one of the more difficult hops to get your hands on. It developed such a huge cult following in the brewing community that you can trace the recent boom in available neomexicanus hop varieties back to HBC 438. Sabro is notable for its complexity of fruity and citrus flavors. It imparts distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, and stone fruit aromas, with hints of cedar, mint, and cream. Sabro’s pedigree is the result of a unique cross pollination of a female neomexicanus hop. With a robust brewing performance, Sabro proves to be a strongly expressive hop that translates its flavor incredibly well into beer.

Vinnie of Russian River Brewing once used this hop in an experimental beer brewed for the National Homebrewers Conference, which was an absolute hit. We recently toured Russian River's new Windsor brewery with Vinnie, and he still raves about this hop and will happily talk about the origin of the Ron Mexico alias with a Cheshire grin on his face. We think you'll absolutely love this hop for brewing juicy, tropical pale ales and IPAs!

Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 16.0%
Beta Acids: 4.0 – 7.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 1.7 - 4.0
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 20 – 24%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 2.5 – 3.5

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