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.
YCH combined this novel process with a cutting-edge lab analysis to create Cryo Pop® blends. YCH’s R&D facility houses one of the only labs in the world with the capability to analyze previously undetectable aromatic components, allowing the identification of those with the greatest potential of showing up in finished beers. 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, this blend offers 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.
Alpha Acids: 18.0 – 22.0%
Beta Acids: 7.0 – 11.0%
Total Oil: 2.0 – 4.0%
Cryo Pop® and Cryo Hops® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.