Teamaker Rhizome (Plant)
Developed for low bitterness with low-to-no alpha acids. Great for herbal teas and medicinal use. The lovely foliage and height are ideal to create a cooling shade.
USDA Teamaker Rhizome (Plant) Information
'Teamaker' is a hop variety released by scientists in the ARS Forage, Seed and Cereal Research Unit (FSCRU) in Corvallis, Ore. It has an alpha acid content of 0.6 to 1.8 percent, giving it the lowest alpha acid concentration of any commercially available hop variety. In addition, its beta acid levels (5.4 to 13.2 percent) are significantly higher than those found in most varieties.
Bitter alpha acids, which give beer its distinct flavor, promote the yeast-brewing process and hinder bacterial growth. Betas, which also inhibit bacteria, have little effect on flavor.
An extremely high beta-to-alpha ratio gives Teamaker all the health benefits of traditional hops cultivars without their characteristic bitterness, creating opportunities for nontraditional uses. In addition to herbal teas, beta acids from hops can substitute for formalin in sugar processing. And new research suggests that they may have agricultural benefits as well—for example, as an alternative to antibiotics in animal feeds.
Developed in Corvallis, OR for low bitterness with the lowest alpha acid concentration of any commercially available hop variety and significantly higher beta acid levels. Great for herbal teas and medicinal use. The lovely greens of the leaves and flowers and height are ideal for creating cooling shade or as an ornamental addition to your gardens.
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