ACTIVE FERMENTATION – Peach, Pineapple, Strawberry, Guava, Mango, Orange
POST FERMENTATION – Peach, Grapefruit, Mango, Pineapple, Pine, Sweetgrass
In 2017, Yakima Chief Hops launched a line of innovative hop products known as Cryo Hops®, a cryogenic hop-processing technology that separates whole cones into two components—concentrated lupulin and bract. These concentrated lupulin pellets provide brewers with maximum aroma impact while reducing the negative effects often experienced with today’s high hopping rates.
They've now combined this novel process with a cutting-edge lab analysis to create Cryo Pop® blends. This blend of Cryo Hops® pellets contains hop varieties that are loaded with beer-soluble compounds that survive harsh brewing processes including heat, fermentation and CO2 scrubbing. By maximizing concentrations of the most impactful and complementary hop compounds, they offer an incredibly powerful hop pellet that creates a true ‘pop’ of aromas in beers.
Formerly known as trial blend TRI 2304CR, the Cryo Pop® Original Blend delivers massive tropical, stone fruit, and citrus aromas. Learn more at cryopopblend.com
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RAW HOP AROMA AND FINISHED BEER
USAGE SCENARIOS & RECIPES
Because Cryo Pop® pellets have already been engineered with specific component ratios in mind, they can be used for 100% of the hop bill as an all-in-one solution for brewers desiring juicy peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and daiquiri-like aromas. They provide such powerful and dynamic aroma and flavor profiles that they can create a robust “single hop” beer with the use of one hop blend.
Cryo Pop® pellets can be used to amplify the character of other existing hop combinations. When used as a 20-40% portion of a hop bill, Cryo Pop® pellets will elevate levels of geraniol, linalool, esters, and polyfunctional thiols, enhancing and elevating the characteristics of other hop varieties.
Recent research suggests that high levels of monoterpene alcohols and polyfunctional thiols in a wort stream can create the conditions necessary for the yeast metabolism of hop-derived compounds, otherwise known as “biotransformation.” Cryo Pop® pellets are a perfect choice for loading whirlpool and active fermentation dry hop additions with these components, thus creating a dynamic environment for yeast and hops to provide maximum aroma expression.