Hops - Cryo Centennial
Centennial hops were referred to as super Cascade because of its similar citrus characteristics. Centennial is one of the most popular varieties in craft brewing because of it dual purpose versatility with its depth of bitterness and forward aroma. It is well suited to Pale Ales and IPAs with its high alpha content and can be used in Barley Wine and Imperial Stouts. Centennial has had its ups and downs in the commercial brewing industry but is currently experiencing a return to popularity, particularly among leading craft breweries.
- Flavor Descriptors: Floral with an element of lemon and citrus
- Alpha Acid %: 12.5 - 16%
- Total Oil %: 3.5-5.5%
Cryo hops are a revolutionary hop product developed by Canadian company Yakima Chief, and distributed by partner company YCH Hops.
The production begins by cryogenic separation of what they have named “LupuLN2®” and the remaining debittered leaf content
LupuLN2® is the concentration of resins and aromatic oils that make up the plants lupulin. This allows for heavy, late addition hopping to provide intense hop flavour and aroma, while avoiding astringency. Using Cryo Hops at about half the dosage, by weight, provides a more intense juicy and resinous character, than its whole hop counterpart.