Amarillo® Hop Pellets 1 lb

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Immerse yourself in the world of home brewing with our Amarillo® (VGXP01) Hop Pellets 1 lb., a delightful discovery that emerged as a mutation and has since been winning hearts (and taste buds) of beer enthusiasts worldwide.

Originating from the fertile lands of Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc., these hop pellets are the secret ingredient to crafting that quintessential American-style IPA you've been dreaming of. With an alpha acid specification of 8 - 11% and a beta acid range of 6 - 7%, Amarillo® Hop Pellets offer a balanced blend of bitterness and aroma, making your brewing experience as rewarding as it is enjoyable.

What sets Amarillo® Hop Pellets apart is their unique flavor profile. Imagine a citrusy burst, reminiscent of fresh grapefruit, with a subtle hint of lemony zest. It's this distinct flavor that's rapidly increasing Amarillo®'s popularity among home brewers like you.

Now, let's talk about the magic that happens when you add these hop pellets at different stages of the boil. Add them early, and you'll amplify the bitterness in your brew, perfect for those who love a robust IPA. Introduce them midway, and you'll achieve a harmonious blend of bitterness and flavor. And if you're all about that aromatic finish, toss them in towards the end. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless.

Pair Amarillo® Hop Pellets with Cascade or Centennial hops for a more complex flavor profile. The combination of these hops will take your brew to new heights, adding layers of depth and character that will have you and your friends coming back for more.

So, are you ready to elevate your home brewing game? With Amarillo® Hop Pellets, you're not just making beer; you're crafting an experience. Enjoy the journey, and cheers to your next great brew!

Remember, AMARILLO® is a trademark owned by Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc.

Alpha Acid 8 - 11%
Beta Acid 6 - 7%
Cohumulone 21 - 24


london-beer-yeast1.png Yeast

Your yeast selection has a big impact on your overall flavor profile and mouthfeel. You have lots of choices that will work well with Amarillo® (VGXP01) Hop Pellets.


One Step Cleaner

If you are purchasing Amarillo® (VGXP01) Hop Pellets, you're getting ready to make beer and need to wash your equipment. 

grainsGrains and Malt Extracts

If you need hops, you probably also need grains or malt extracts. 

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for a beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer because high powered boiling changes more rapid temperature fluctuations. 


Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 


 If you are using Amarillo® (VGXP01) Hop Pellets, you are getting ready to ferment some beer. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.


 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. 


Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles.


All that healthy yeast is going to make a lot of gas and you'll be needing an airlock to let it out, and not let anything in. It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria. 

yeast-starter.pngYeast Starters

Making a yeast starter is a great way to avoid stuck fermentation and also get high yeast counts that allow the final cells to clean up after themselves, reducing off flavors and aromas. Higher populations means less yeast stress and less risk of off-flavors.  They help make better beer and can be used with Amarillo® (VGXP01) Hop Pellets. Use the right equipment to make the job easy. Flask, Foam Stopper, and Airlock. 




In the past, brewers would use a mixture called "gruit" which consisted of various bitter herbs and flowers such as dandelion, burdock root, marigold, horehound, ground ivy, and heather.