Simcoe Cryo Hop Pellets 1 lb
Brand : YCH Hops
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CRYO HOPS Simcoe Pellets 1 lb
THE CRYO HOPS® PROCESS
Derived from the Greek word ‘kryos’, meaning frost, CRYO HOPS is an industry-leading, cryogenic hop-processing technology used to separate whole cones into two components—concentrated lupulin and bract. Each component of the hop is preserved using low temperatures in a nitrogen-rich environment during the entire process, from separation to pelleting. This proprietary process displaces oxygen throughout the system, increasing product quality and reducing the oxidation of the lupulin.
WHAT IS CRYO HOPS®?
CRYO HOPS is the concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops containing resins and aromatic oils. It is designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma, enabling brewers to efficiently dose large quantities of alpha acids and oils without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative material.
INTRODUCING CRYO HOPS® INTO BEER
CRYO HOPS can be utilized anywhere whole-leaf hops and hop pellets are traditionally applied.
KETTLE: Late additions only; early kettle additions should be avoided to prevent boiling out the intense aroma characteristics.
KNOCKOUT: Due to fine particle size, there is low risk of clogging heat exchangers.
WHIRLPOOL: Whirlpool additions are an excellent way to increase aroma and reduce trub load from large, late additions.
FERMENTER: Use in the fermenter is an excellent way to increase aroma while reducing trub loss. CRYO HOPS will settle out during normal conditioning and can be fined, filtered or centrifuged as normal.
Regardless of application, early trials indicate CRYO HOPS beers showcase pronounced juicy and resinous flavors with reduced grassy characteristics. As a result, some brewers recommend using CRYO HOPS in conjunction with T-90 pellets to ensure the complexity and flavors of the whole hop cone are retained.
To assess the benefits of CRYO HOPS, YCH recommends adapting any recipe by substituting 40g of CRYO HOPS and either 25g of T-90 or 15g of American Noble HopsTM for every 100g of T-90 used. The larger the substitution, the larger the potential yield increase.
Creating new recipes with CRYO HOPS is an excellent (and safe) way to showcase hops in innovative beers and styles. As a starting point for recipe formulation or modification, the estimated dosing rate of CRYO HOPS is 40-50% of hop pellets by weight.
BENEFITS OF UTILIZING CRYO HOPS®
CRYO HOPS is processed in an ISO-9001-certified production facility with limited opportunities for oxidation, and monitored to meet quality specifications.
• Controlled, nitrogen-rich production environment • Uniform particle-size distribution
• Intentional preservation of the lupulin glands
• Nearly twice the resin content of T-90 hop pellets • Intense contribution of hop flavor and aroma
• Reduced vegetal and polyphenol flavor
• Greater sustainability in packaging, shipping and storage
• Increased yield through reduced brewhouse and cellar trub • Cost savings and net increases in revenue per batch