Simcoe Cryo Hops (Pellet) 1 ounce
Developed by Yakima Chief Ranches and released in 2000, Simcoe YCR 14 cv. is known for its brewing versatility and unique aroma characteristics. It continues to rise in popularity becoming one of the top ten varieties in the craft and home brewing industries.
Aroma Profile: Berry, Bubble Gum, Citrus, Earth, Passion Fruit, Pine
Alpha Acid: 22 - 26%
Beta Acid: 6 - 8%
Total Oil: 2.5 - 4.5 ml/100g
Co-Humulone: 0 - 21%
B-Pinene: 0.5 - 1% of total oil
Myrcene: 40 - 50% of total oil
Linalool: 0.5 - 0.9% of total oil
Caryophyllene: 8 - 14% of total oil
Farnesene: 0 - 1% of total oil
Humulene: 15 - 20% of total oil
Geranoil: 0.8 - 1.2% of total oil
CRYO HOPS is a great choice for the hop-forward brewer. This new pellet is created using the advanced cryogenic process to separate the lupulin and bract from whole leaf hops, leaving you with a concentrated lupulin gland hop pellet. These pellets contain twice the amount of resin, allowing you to do more with the less physical matter being added to your wort. It is not recommended to use CRYO Hops for bittering due to the boil diminishing the intense aroma notes.
What are Cryo Hops?
- Hop cones are frozen with liquid nitrogen, then the lupulin glands are separated from the now nearly completely debittered leaf, or low alpha bract.
- The glands that make up Cryo Hops are the concentrated bittering and oil containing a portion of the hops.
- They are extremely high alpha acid, but using them just for bittering is kind of a waste.
Why use Cryo Hops?
- The benefit of Cryo Hops is the intense aroma and flavor they bring to your beer, without the vegetative material that traditional hop cones and pellets contain.
- Cryo Hops suck up less of your precious beer and doesn’t give you the astringency you can get from a traditional cone or pellet hops.
- If you love to brew NEIPA, this is the hop product for you. Because of the heavy load of late hops in the style, many people find them to be astringent. Cryo Hops eliminates that issue.