Cluster Pellet Hops

Floral, earthy, and slightly fruity, Cluster is one of the oldest hop varieties grown in the US. This dual-purpose hop can be used in many beer styles, but it is most often used in stouts, porters, barleywines, and historical beers.

NET WEIGHT 1/2 OUNCE (14 GRAMS) | ALPHA ACID 5.5-8.5%

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Floral, earthy, and slightly fruity, Cluster is one of the oldest hop varieties grown in the US. This dual-purpose hop can be used in many beer styles, but it is most often used in stouts, porters, barleywines, and historical beers.

A common commercial example of this hop in use is by North Coast Brewing in their beer, Old Rasputin.

NET WEIGHT 1/2 OUNCE (14 GRAMS) | ALPHA ACID 5.5-8.5%

These hops can be used as both Bittering and Aroma hops.


For bitering, these hops are added at the beginning of the boil. Typically, this is a 60 minute boil, but since our kits already have bittering hops added, any supplemental bittering hops will be boiled for no longer than 20 minutes.

The higher the alpha acid % and the longer the hops are boiled, the more bitterness the hops will impart. When boiling hops with our kits, it is highly recommended that you add a Liquid or Dry Malt Extract Softpack to the boil, or the hops won’t leave behind any bitterness. Do NOT boil the Brewing Extract.


For aroma, these hops are added at the end of the boil, or after 1 week of fermentation for “dry-hopping”. These hops contribute the flavor and aromas to beer. When dry-hopping, be sure to sanitize the hop sack (if using one) by boiling in hot water or submerging in One-Step No-Rinse solution for a few minutes before adding the hops

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