A unique hybrid high aroma hop also used in making antimicrobial organic herbal teas and compounds. Teamaker’s alpha and beta levels are reversed. Has antibiotic properties and has potential use as a replacement for antibiotics in animal husbandry. Teamaker adds flavor without additional bitterness. The high beta acids inhibit bacterial growth and can replace formalin in sugar processing. Teamaker is used as a “late hopping” aroma hop to add flavor where additional bittering is not desired. Also makes a good flavored ice tea. Utilized in brewing similar to Crystal hops.
- Alpha acids: very low - .6-1.8%
- Beta acids: significantly higher than most varieties- 5.4- 13.2%
- Aroma: Floral bouquet, iced tea flavors with no bitterness
- Yield: good
- Storage stability: good
- Maturity: mid-season
- Grower notes: vigorous plant with good yields and habit. Some resistance to mildews and crown rots. Rare high aroma type – probably the strongest aroma picked wet. Grows very well in our Michigan trials