Rakau™ (Raku) (Alpharoma)
Rakau™ is a New Zealand dual purpose hop that has an alpha acid range from 9 to 13% and a beta acid range of 4-6%. It can be used successfully during all parts of the brewing process. It is owned by NZ Hops Ltd and was released under the Cultivar/Brand ID of 70-4-9 as Alpharoma.
Rakau™ is best described by its aroma of stone fruit and fig but fresh orchard fruits care often noted - specifically apricot while sometimes some resinous pine needles are noted.
It is a great choice for use in IPAs, Belgian Ales, Pale Ales, and Lagers.
Subtitutes for Rakau™ could include Rakau (US), Amarillo® (US) or Summit™.
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha Acids: 22-26%
Total Oils (mL/100g): 0.8-2.2
All Others (including β-pinene, linalool, geraniol & selinene): 4.2-23.2%
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