El Dorado® is a unique, dual-purpose hop with exceptional aroma qualities and high alpha acid levels. This new variety produces intense fruity, tropical flavors and is quickly growing as a popular choice for hop-forward styles or beers with complex flavor profiles. Tasting notes commonly specify aromas of watermelon, pear, candy, or stone fruit. There is often an undertone of citrus and sometimes an identifiable fresh-cut-grass taste.
This variety was grown in The Moxee Valley, a sub-growing district of the northern Yakima Valley which has a slightly cooler climate. Due to its cooler temperatures, outstanding aroma crops are grown there.
A traditional fermentation airlock will allow gas to escape during fermentation. Simply fill part-way with water and affix this S-shape airlock to the fermenter with a drilled rubber stopper. Airlock consists of body and removable dust cap.