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Cryo Hops™

Designed for Efficiency, Cost Savings and Sustainability

Developed by Yakima Chief – Hopunion, Cryo Hops™ represents the most innovative technology in hop processing. It uses a proprietary cryogenic separation process which preserves all components of each hop fraction, producing two simultaneous co-products, LupuLN2™ and Debittered Leaf.

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 cone material. During early R&D trials, brewers specifically cited ‘juicy’ and ‘resinous’ characteristics. LupuLN2 offers twice the resin content of traditional whole-leaf and hop pellet products, and should be dosed at approximately half the amount by weight.

Debittered Leaf is the concentrated bract of whole-leaf hops which has been separated from the lupulin glands. It is a high-quality, low-alpha product which retains variety-specific aroma and flavor characteristics and can be derived from any hop brand. The result is an enticing Northwest twist on traditional low-alpha, noble hops.

Product availability includes Cascade, Citra® Brand HBC 394, Columbus (LupuLN2 only), Ekuanot™ Brand HBC 366, Loral™ Brand HBC 291, Mosaic® Brand HBC 369, Palisade® Brand YCR 4, and Simcoe® Brand YCR 14 hops. LupuLN2 is available in hop powder or pellet form; debittered leaf is available as pellets.

Cryo Hops products are currently available to commercial brewers via YCH HOPS and its distributor partners. Home brew packaging will be released in Summer 2017.

Visit YCH HOPS' booth at CBC #2001 or Homebrew Con 2017 to experience Cryo Hops™.

Read the complete Cryo Hops™ Press Release


# Name File Size
1 Ych Hops Cryo Hops™ Debittered Leaf Product Sheet 416.61 KB
2 Ych Hops Cryo Hops™ Lupu Ln2™ Product Sheet 427.48 KB
  • Controlled, nitrogen-rich production
  • Solvent, heat and pressure free processing
  • Intentional preservation of lupulin glands
  • Intense hop flavor and aroma
  • Cold-pressed pellet production
  • Increased efficiency and sustainability

Packaging Types

1 x 11 / 4 x 11 lb LupuLN2 Pellets

1 x 5.5 / 2 x 11 lb LupuLN2 Powder

1 x 11 lb Debittered Leaf Pellets

1 oz. LupuLN2 & Debittered Leaf Pellets (Summer 2017)

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