Jester T45 Pellets

Jester T45 punches with flavours like Grapefruit, Tropical, Blackcurrant, Lychee & Pine. T45 pellets offer more flavour and aroma, less bitterness, all by removing more of the matter you don’t need in your beer.

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Jester T45 punches with flavours like Grapefruit, Tropical, Blackcurrant, Lychee & Pine

 

Origin – UK

Aromas – Grapefruit, Tropical, Blackcurrant, Lychee & Pine

Beta Acid – 4-6%

Cohumulone – 23-28

Oil Composition – Myrcene: 45-50%, Humulene: 2%, Farnesene: 0.1-2%

Total Oil – 0.6-1.2ml/100g

Flavour Intensity – 8

What are T45 pellets?

Type 45 pellets are by no means a new invention. To explain the difference, we should begin with how Type 90 pellets are made. Whole hops are chopped into a fine powder, homogenised (mixed) to ensure consistency within the batch and then pressed through a die. These pellets will have had some material removed (leaf and stem) and the moisture content may be slightly lower than the whole hops before processing, so the 90 in Type 90 or T90 stands for 90%. Originally processors would expect 90% of the weight of the whole hops returned as pellets.

 

Today the process is more efficient and the return is higher than that but the name for the process has remained the same.

Lupulin enriched
 
Type 45 pellets differ from Type 90 in that the whole hops are frozen at -20°C, then chopped. When frozen, the lupulin becomes less sticky and it is possible to separate some plant material from the lupulin by sieving. Approximately half of this plant material is discarded and the remainder is then recombined with the lupulin and pressed through a similar die to Type 90. In reality, the amount of plant material used can be varied so these pellets are often standardised to an alpha value, so they may not be 45% of the original weight but more likely 50-80%. These pellets are lupulin enriched pellets.

Clean and juicy

So, what was the goal of this project? There are some obvious advantages to Type 45 pellets. The product weight is reduced so shipping is less costly. When dry hopping in the fermentation or conditioning vessel, beer losses are significantly reduced. There are also some less obvious advantages; potentially a cleaner aroma and flavour profile, and the ability to increase dry hopping rates with more juicy characteristics and less funkiness.

Additional information

Weight 0.01 kg
Harvest

2019

Alpha

15.0%

Country of Origin GB
HS Code 1210201010

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