Cryo Hops pellets are produced from whole leaf hops using Yakima Chief Hops’ proprietary cryogenic separation process that preserves all components of each fraction. Cryo Hops pellets are the purified lupulin powder containing most of the resin compounds and aromatic oils derived directly from whole hop flowers. It is ideal for use in the whirlpool or fermenter for imparting intense hop flavor and aroma with minimal vegetal flavor and improved yield. Used in combination with CO2 hop extract, Cryo Hops pellets can add hop aroma and flavor to the end of boil or in dry hopping for a twofold approach to achieving superior brewery efficiency without sacrificing flavor. Depending on how much pellet or whole leaf is replaced by either of these products, breweries may see significant improvements in beer yield which contribute to both the bottom line and sustainability mission of Yakima Chief Hops and many of our customers.
Cryo Hops pellets may be used anywhere T-90 hop pellets can be used and are best used for late kettle and dry hop additions.
The aroma of the CO2 hop extract is variety specific. Perception of hoppy character and various related notes in beer are also variety specific in some instances and will depend on the quantity of extract added and the time of addition during kettle boil. CO2 hop extract is primarily utilized in bittering applications with high alpha varieties so aroma is limited.
Cryo Hops pellets may be used anywhere T-90 hop pellets can be used and are best used for late kettle and dry hop additions. As a starting point for recipe formulation or modification dose rate is estimated at 50% of pellets by weight. It is best used in beers defined by their hop flavor and aroma with hop loads of at least 1 lb/bbl in late kettle or dry hop additions where a larger yield increase will occur from substituting out pellets or whole leaf.
Standard packaging is available in 55-gallon steel drums, or in 0.5 kg, 1 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg and 4 kg tins containing 200 g to 2.4 kg alpha acids.
Cryo Hops pellets are packaged inside polyethylene pouches and/or metallic polyester foils ranging from 11lb (5kg) to 44lb (20kg) capacities and shipped in cardboard cartons. Packaging is done with a nitrogen flush under inert atmosphere. Cryo Hops pellets are packaged based on kg net weight or kg alpha acids. A complete list of packaging information can be obtained upon request. Cryo Hops pellets should be stored near-freezing, preferably between 30°F and 35°F (-1°C and 2°C). Under these conditions, Cryo Hops pellets will remain stable in closed containers for three (3) years in nitrogen flushed, vacuum sealed packaging. Storage stability does vary per variety and can be negatively affected by exposure to oxygen, heat and/or light.
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