Columbus, or CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus), is a high alpha varietal with a neutral bitterness and intense aroma. A true dual-purpose hop that works very well for bittering, but shines just as easily as a late addition. CTZ hops have an earthy, spicy fresh bong water character that is great for bittering. But when used as an aroma addition, you’ll find more floral and citrus notes come out that can be very pungent. Columbus is a perfect choice for IPAs, Pales, Imperial Ales, Hazys, Stouts, and Lagers.
These hops are packaged near the farm by a coop owned by the farmers, YCHHOPS® a company formed from the merger of Yakima Chief and Hop Union. This is currently one of the “IT” hops for the US Market. These are professionally packed hops in a nitrogen flushed light and oxygen barrier foil pack and they will remain usable for a long time.
YCH HOPS is a grower-owned global hop supplier focused on providing the highest quality hops and brewing solutions to brewers of all sizes. Powder and pellets are produced from whole leaf hops using YCH HOPS’ proprietary cryogenic separation process that preserves all components of each fraction. Cryo Hops are the concentrated lupulin of whole hop cones, providing variety-specific, enhanced aroma and flavors as well as increased efficiency and yield. Perfect for hoppy ales!
LupuLN2™ hop powder and pellets are produced from whole leaf hops using YCH HOPS’ proprietary cryogenic separation process that preserves all components of each fraction. Utilizing industry leading, cryogenic processing, whole-leaf hops are separated into lupulin and bract at extremely low temperatures to preserve oils and resins and get rid of the vegetable matter.
- Alpha Acid: 21-26% Total Oil: 3.5-5.5 mL/100g Beta acids: 4.97% Cohumulone: 30-35%
- Dual purpose hop: Bittering and Aroma
- Developed by Yakima Chief Ranches
- Found in: Imperial Brown Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, American Ales, Stout
- Substitutes: Chinook, Galena, Millennium, Nugget
- Commercial Brews: Bullfrog and Slyfox Breweries: Palisades Pale Ale
- 1 oz Package
LupuLN2 is purified lupulin powder containing most of the resin compounds and aromatic oils derived directly from whole hop flowers. It is ideal for use in the whirlpool or fermenter for imparting intense hop flavor and aroma with minimal vegetal flavor and improved yield. Used in combination with Resinate® CO2 extract, LupuLN2 can add hop aroma and flavor to the end of boil or in dry hopping for a twofold approach to achieving superior brewery efficiency without sacrificing flavor. Depending on how much pellet or whole leaf is replaced by either of these products, breweries may see significant improvements in beer yield which contribute to both the bottom line and sustainability mission of YCH and many of our customers.
APPLICATION AND USAGE: LupuLN2 may be used anywhere pellet hops can be used and are best used for late kettle and dry hop additions. As a starting point for recipe formulation or modification dose rate is estimated at 50% of pellets by weight. It is best used in beers defined by their hop flavor and aroma with hop loads of at least 1 lb/bbl in late kettle or dry hop additions where a larger yield increase will occur from substituting out pellets or whole leaf.