Ahtanum is an aroma/flavoring hop variety that is similar to Cascade or Amarillo. It has a citrus and floral character
much like cascade with the addition of some piney or earth notes. Grapefruit quality is more forward in than in cascade as well.
Alpha acids are lower than cascade at 4 to 6.5% AAU
making Ahtanum a good choice for a flavor addition when you do not want to impart quite the bitterness of cascade
Beer styles suited for Ahtanum include American APA, American IPA, Light lagers. I also think they would be nice in a brown ale, but have not tried this out myself.
Typical Use : Aroma/Flavor
All Grain Recipe - Ahtanum APA ::: 1.048 / 1.011 (5 Gal)
8.5 lbs - 2 Row Malt
1/2 lb. - Victory Malt
1/2 lb. - Crystal Malt (20L)
1/2 oz. - Ahtanum Hops
(First Wort Hopped)
1/2 oz. - Ahtanum Hops (30 min.)
1/2 oz. - Ahtanum Hops (15 min.)
1/2 oz. - Ahtanum Hops (5 min.)
1/2 oz. - Ahtanum Hops (Dry Hop 3 days in Secondary)
White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001)
Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68° Add Dry Hops into your fermenter about 3 days
before you plan on bottling or racking.