Southern Cross is a New Zealand dual purpose hop that has an alpha acid range from 11 to 14% and a beta acid range of 5-7%. It can be used successfully during all parts of the brewing process. It has a Cultivar/Brand ID of 77-60.
It has excellent essential oils and low co-humulone levels that allows it to deliver a delicate blanace of citrus and spice when added at the end of the boil.
Southern Cross has aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with hints of lemon zest, pine, lime and spice.
It is a great choice for use in Pale Ales, IPAs, and Lagers.
A possible substitution for Southern Cross is Sorachi Ace.
Co-Humulone as % of Alpha Acids: 25-28%
Total Oils (mL/100g): 1.0-2.0
All Others (including β-pinene, linalool, geraniol & selinene): 8-45%
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