Skull Gully Hops
Mucko Family Farm started under the brand, Skull Gully, prior to our addition of lamb and wool. We've grown pretty attached to the symbol that represents where it all started, so we're holding onto Skull Gully Hops.
Small independent growers like us at Skull Gully Hops can provide a great many traditional well known varieties. Varieties that were the backbone of the craft revolution and are still widely used, though less publicised, in craft beers and homebrew globally.
At Skull Gully Hops we aim to produce the best quality hops for our customers. We grow our hops using organic principles in line with the rest of our farming activities. Most importantly, when processing our hops we utilise low temperature drying to preserve the precious volatile aroma and flavour compounds sort after by brewers. We endeavour to dry our hops at less that 38C, far below the temperatures used by larger commercial growers who's oasts run at up to 65C.
Our hop varieties
Details on Victoria are scarce, but it is a dual purpose variety that was grown commercially in the early 1990's in the Victorian hop fields but was dropped from production. Bred alongside Galaxy, and sharing the same mother, it displays similar fruity characters but tending towards ripe stone fruit and even dark berries.
In Australia, Cascade is known to display grapefruit character in addition to the usual citrus, spice, floral notes of American Cascade. Most commonly used in American Pale Ales, it is also used in many ales and lager styles.
Sometimes called super Cascade because of its similar citric characteristic, Centennial is prized for its balance of bitterness and aroma. Well suited Pale Ales, IPAs and bitters.
Chinook is a high alpha hop with an earthy aroma but spicy and piney flavours. It has been widely used in IPAs, APAs, and seasonal brews like Winter Ales and Stouts.
East Kent Goldings
Possibly the most popular and traditional English hop, East Kent Goldings is mostly used as an aroma hop in English bitters, porters and stouts with its floral (lavender, thyme, lemon), sweet and spicy aroma.
Stay tunes to our socials for hop availablility in 2021.
If you're a professional brewer and are interested in wet hops from the 2021 harvest,
please contact us to discuss your requirements.