WHAT IS CO2 HOP EXTRACT?
Yakima Chief Hops’ CO2 Hop Extract is the pure resin extract of hops containing alpha acids, beta acids, and hop oils. It is produced using a supercritical CO2 process which extracts the soft resins and essential oils from hops, filtering out solid particles while the CO2 is recovered and reused. The resulting pure resin extract is analyzed in the lab and packaged into food-grade tins for use in brewing.
With one of the most sophisticated, in-house extract facilities in the industry, YCH maintains complete control of the quality, consistency and supply of our extract products. It is primarily used as a kettle ingredient to provide bitterness, however, variety specific flavor and aroma contributions can be achieved when used for late kettle or whirlpool additions.
- Increased brewhouse yields through reduced kettle trub
- Variety specific hop character and related notes in beer when used in the whirlpool
- Reduced vegetal and polyphenol flavor contribution
- Increased alpha utilization
- Excellent stability of alpha acids, beta acids and hop oils
- Extended shelf life and reduced storage requirements
FEATURED CO2 HOP EXTRACT VARIETIES
HOW TO BREW WITH CO2 HOP EXTRACT?
Yakima Chief Hops’ CO2 Hop Extract is produced in our state-of-the-art supercritical extraction facility. Because all oils, acids, waxes, and resins are retained, CO2 Hop Extract will retain varietal-specific characters.
KETTLE: CO2 Hop Extract is a perfect solution for delivering bitterness, flavor, and aroma in the kettle while eliminating most trub loss. Exact dosing and substitution rates may be determined here: Brewing Calculators
Post-Boil/Whirlpool: CO2 Hop Extract can be used to deliver bitterness, flavor, and aroma in post-boil/whirlpool scenarios. Additional handling may be necessary to ensure adequate dissolution of extract into wort. Note that some bitterness will be extracted any temperatures above 140°F (60°C).
Fermentation: CO2 Hop Extract is not recommended for fermentation situations.
Dry hopping: CO2 Hop Extract is not recommended for dry-hop situations.