Crystal - T90 Pellets 100g

Crystal – T90 Pellets 100g

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Bred partly from Hallertau Mittelfruh and just as happy in lagers as IPAs. Mild, spicy, floral.

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Description

Crystal hops, a classic American hop variety, have been a staple in the brewing world for decades, loved for their mild and versatile aroma and flavour profile. Developed in the 1980s by the USDA, Crystal hops are a cross between Hallertau Mittelfrüh and a USDA male hop.

With alpha acids ranging from 3% to 6%, Crystal hops provide a delicate bitterness, making them suitable for a wide range of beer styles. While not highly bitter, they still contribute to the overall balance of the beer.

Named for their crystal-like appearance, these hops offer a gentle floral and spicy aroma, with subtle notes of earthiness and citrus. Their aroma is pleasant and inviting, providing a unique touch to the beer’s bouquet.

Crystal hops are prized for their versatility, making them an excellent choice for adding a touch of floral and herbal character to a brew. They can be used for both aroma and flavour additions, as well as for dry hopping.

Brewers often use Crystal hops in lighter beer styles such as Pilsners, Lagers, and Blonde Ales, where their delicate qualities can shine. In these styles, they contribute a gentle and subtle hop presence that enhances the overall drinking experience.

Additionally, they are also suitable for adding depth and complexity to more hop-forward styles when blended with other hop varieties. By combining Crystal hops with hops known for more intense flavours, brewers can craft beers with intricate and intriguing profiles.

Crystal hops’ versatility and consistent performance have made them a reliable option for both commercial breweries and homebrewers. Their easygoing nature and ability to work well with various ingredients make them a go-to hop for many brewers.

As a result of their enduring popularity, Crystal hops continue to be cultivated in various hop-growing regions globally, ensuring a steady supply for the brewing industry.

Crystal hops have stood the test of time and remain a timeless choice for brewers seeking a balanced and aromatic profile. Whether it’s providing subtle floral notes to a Lager or adding a unique twist to an IPA, Crystal hops continue to play a vital role in the world of brewing, providing a touch of character to a wide range of beer styles.

If you want to use Crystal Hops in a recipe, why not try Allagash White Clone

You can also watch our YouTube video All About Hops here

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Alpha

3.70%

Harvest

2022

Country of Origin US
HS Code 1210100010

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