OK if you are that guy looking for something defiantly new in a hop here’s a one pound factory foil pack of the wildly different EQUINOX HBC-366 hop pellets from YCHHOPS, a company formed from the merger of Yakima Chief and Hop Union. This is one of those hops you must experience for yourself. Equinox is already sold out in many places and this is all I will have this year! Think Citra + Mosaic only sweet and fruity! The aroma profile is Melon, Berry, Lime, and Apple. 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 so that they will remain usable for a long time.
EQUINOX/HBC-366: This new variety is set to be The hop of the year! A notably high oil content and an indescribably unique berry-and-fresh-pepper character. People are talking and several Craft Breweries have added it to their line up. The diversified and pronounced aroma characteristics combined with extremely high oil content make this hop variety very unique. A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper. Acid levels vary year to year, expect 10-16% Alpha. There is nothing like Equinox! Try it instead of Citra!
MAKING HABEÑERO BEER? In the midst of the bright citrus and melon Equinox offers a ribbon of green pepper that tags right on to the Habenero or Jalepeno. It’s sweet and fruity but not hot and not fruit. Go with EQUINOX HBC-366!
Alpha acid: 13.4 – 15.6 %
Cohumulone: 31.7 – 38 %
Beta acids: 4.4 – 5.1%
Total Oil: 2.9 mL / 100g