Pellet Hops (1oz)

Pellet Hops (1oz)

Pellet hops are made from the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. It is a type of aggressive climbing herbaceous plant that grows year-round. It is used as a flavouring and stabilising agent of beer. They are responsible for the citric, bitter and zesty flavour of the beer. Hops do not grow everywhere and they prefer countries with temperate climates particularly those located near the 48th parallel north.

Hops grow well in soils that are abundant with boron and this is the reason why important production areas are concentrated in small places. In the U.S.A., states like Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are considered as the traditional hops growing region. For example, Oregon is where the Willamette, Mt. Hood, Newport, and Horizon hops were first bred while Washington is where the Yakima and Amarillo hops were also produced. Idaho, on the other hand, introduced hops varieties like Parma, Notus, and Wilder. The United States produce more than 27,000 tons of hops annually.

Aside from the United States, there are also other important production centers all over the world. Germany, for instance, is the largest producer of hops with more than 35,000 tons of hops produced each year. In fact, it is where the Hallertau variety was first bred. This type of hop variety is used to craft traditional beer styles.

Hops are, without a doubt, a prized agricultural commodity and many countries grow them to make traditional beverages.

Note: All YCH Hops are nitrogen-flushed.

Ingredients for Home Brewing Beer