The Hukins passion for hop viniculture stretches across four generations. For over 100 years we have been growing British hop garlands on the unique ‘terroir’ of our hop farm in the Weald of Kent. Our maritime climate, Tunbridge Wells sandstone geology and Wealden clay soil uniquely combine to give our Hops their own set of delicate brewing characteristics.
Our aroma brewing varieties include Bullion, Old English Fuggle, Challenger and English Golding’s. They offer spicy, aromatic and zesty flavours for the creation of artisan beer styles. We are currently in the process of re-introducing a number of historic varieties no longer grown in the U.K.
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For prepared hops for brewing, please call Ross Hukins on 01580 292 252 or send an email to email@example.com.
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Old English Fuggle Variety
Winner of the IBD National Hop Awards 2016. Our English Fuggle variety dates back to 1875 and was the first true Weald of Kent hop variety. It has achieved international acclaim from brewers, heavily in demand in the US Craft Market and offers medium intensity with minty and earthy notes. It has an alpha bittering range of 4 to 6.5%.
We re-introduced the heritage hop English Bullion as an aroma Hop to the farm in 2014. Although traditionally used in the early 1920’s as a dual hop in bitters, stouts and porters, it has strong zesty aromas of oranges and lemons coming from its North American parentage making stunning notes for both IPA’s and Pale Ales. It has an alpha bittering range of 7-9%.
The Challenger Variety
Our Challenger variety give us intense spicy, cedar effects and can be used for dynamic ‘hopy’ beers as well as traditional bitters. It has an alpha bittering range of 6.5 to 9%.
We sell all our varieties as Green Hops for dramatic hoppy seasonal Green Beers each harvest. These green hops retain viscous aromas usually lost in the drying process giving a new aspect to their dried counterparts. Contact us in advance to reserve your Green Hops, we will send them anywhere in the UK.
This heritage variety has been grown across Kent since the 1790’s. Specific aromas include smooth and delicate profiles with floral, lavender, spice, honey, earth, lemon and thyme overtones. It contains an alpha acid content of 4.5 to 6.5%.