T-90 hop pellets are produced from kiln-dried, whole leaf hop cones which have been hammer-milled into a uniform powder and pressed through a pellet die. Production processes are designed to protect and preserve hop resins by continually monitoring temperature and cooling the pellet die.
Hop pellets retain all of their natural lupulin and cone material. Pellet compression is fine-tuned to achieve a consistent density for repeatable brewing, batch after batch. T-90 hop pellets are primarily used in kettle additions to provide bitterness and hop character to beer, or in post-fermentation dry hopping applications to provide aroma and flavor.
Kettle hopping leads to improved trub formation and wort sterilization
Can be used as a full replacement for whole hops but are easier to handle
Longer shelf life and require less storage space
Produced to maintain consistent variety-specific characteristics
T-90 pellets are the most commonly used hop product format among global brewers. Perfect for almost any hop usage application, Yakima Chief Hops’ T-90 pellets are processed with the highest quality standards in the world. Use T-90 pellets to deliver a convenient solution for fresh, bold hop character.
KETTLE: T-90 pellets may be used at any point during the pre-boil and boil stages of the brewing process. Exact utilization rates will vary based on brewhouse efficiency.
Post-Boil/Whirlpool: T-90 pellets are a perfect solution for post-boil/whirlpool applications. Dosing rates will vary based on desired aroma intensity. Note that some bitterness will be extracted any temperatures above 140°F (60°C).
Fermentation: T-90 pellets may be used in active-fermentation dry hop scenarios. Please take extra care to ensure the safety of your brewery in this step, as additional fermentation activity can cause foam-over of cellar vessels.
Dry hopping: T-90 pellets are an excellent choice for dry-hopping. The fine particle size and low density of Yakima Chief Hops’ T-90 pellets allow for maximum extraction of bold aromas and flavors.