CLOSEOUT - Sorachi Ace Hop Pellets 2 oz. - 2021 Crop Year


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Sorachi Ace

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Aromatic Characteristics

Aromas of citrus, herbs and melon.

Aromatic Oil Content

1.5 - 3.0mL/100g

Bittering Potential (alpha acid %)

11.0 - 16%

Good for Bittering?


  • Learn about our Hop Freshness Program
  • Alpha Acids & Crop Year: We print the alpha acid percentage and crop year on the hop package. Alpha acid levels will vary within a general range indicated above. Crop year is the year of harvest. When pelletized and stored in oxygen-barrier bags at cold temperatures to reduce oxidation, hops can remain in good condition for 3 to 4 years.
  • Hop Form: Type 90 Pellets
  • Smells Like: Watermelon, Lemon, Dill
  • Suited For: Hoppy American Ales - IPA, Saison, Wheat Beers
  • Commercial Uses: Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace Saison
  • Notes: Sorachi Ace is a relatively new hop which originates from Japan, though our crop is US grown. The lemon, dill, and watermelon like aromas of this hop is very unique and makes for a nice change of pace from the standard American hop profile of citrus and pine. Sorachi Ace can be used in any hop forward beer, it also plays well with the peppery character of Wyeast 3711 French Saison yeast. This hop first became commercially available to the US in 2006 and saw an increase in demand during the 2008 hop shortage. When Brooklyn Brewery began using Sorachi Ace in their farmhouse Saison, homebrewers quickly began to experiment with the hop.
How to Use

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To Calculate IBU:

IBU per Addition = [AA%] x [Ounces Hops] x [Boil Time Factor]

Add the IBU from each addition for total predicted IBU

Boil Time Factor for 5 gallon batches by time of hop addition:

60+ 4.0
55 3.5
50 3.1
45 2.7
40 2.2
35 1.8
30 1.4
25 1.2
20 1.1
15 1.0
10 0.8
5 0.7
Whirlpool 0.6


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Pickup Locations Available for This Item

The Beverage People Warehouse, Santa Rosa.

Fulfillment occurs Tues-Fri, 10AM-5:30PM, and Sat, 10AM-3PM. We aim to fulfill orders in 2 hours or less, whenever possible.

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All our supplies are guaranteed for one year. Request for refunds occurring more than 30 days after the date of purchase on non-defective goods may be granted as a store credit if the goods are returned in their original condition. Yeast is perishable and should be refrigerated on arrival. No refunds are allowed on sales of living organisms such as yeast and bacteria.