Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 1988, as Hallertau Aroma, Wakatu was renamed in 2011. It is a triplod variety with two thirds Hallertau Mittelfrüh parentage. Wakatu is a well rounded variety with strong, fresh citrus characteristics and some bittering capabilities.
Brewing Usage: Dual Purpose
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include restrained floral notes and freshly zested lime.
Alpha Acids: 6.5 - 8.5%
Beta Acids: 8.4 - 8.6%
Co-Humolone: 28 - 30% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 0.9 - 1.1 mL/100g
Possible Substitutions: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Nelson Sauvin
Typical Beer Styles: Belgian Ales, Lagers, Pale Ales
*All hops in stock are stored in a cold environment to ensure the highest freshness possible. Alpha and Beta acid amounts vary between batches and may not be exactly as pictured, however are generally with in the ranges stated above.