US Citra LupuLN2® Cryo Hops
Developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2007. Citra® Brand HBC 394 features fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of co-humulone. It is tolerant to downy mildew and powdery mildew with good pickability of dense, medium sized cones. Comprised of Hallertau Mittelfrüh, US Tettnang, Brewer's Gold and East Kent Golding.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee.
Alpha Acids: 11.0 - 13.0%
Beta Acids: 3.5 - 4.5%
About Cryo Hops™:
Cryo Hops utilizes industry-leading, cryogenic hop-processing technology to produce two innovative hop products. Whole hop cones are separated into concentrated lupulin and bract at extremely low temperatures in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere, preserving each component of the hop and avoiding opportunities for oxidation. The resulting simultaneously produced products are LupuLN2 and Debittered Leaf.
WHAT IS LupuLN2™? LupuLN2 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 dose large quantities of hops without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative material.
COOL PRESS PELLETS are produced from LupuLN2 hop powder. To ensure preservation of the essential oils and resins, the production process is conducted at cool temperatures, approximately 30 degrees lower than T-90 pellet production. LupuLN2 pellets perform similar to T90 hop pellets and have comparable density and dissolving characteristics.