WHAT ARE ORGANIC HOPS?

Certified Organic Hops are both grown and processed according to federal standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP).They reflect the same overall quality product as our conventional hop products but are produced using different farming and processing techniques approved by the USDA and considered meaningful to some brewers and end consumers.

Growing organic hops requires more labor for weed control and alternate means of pest control, including naturally occurring microorganisms and plant-derived insecticides. They must also utilize specific farm management practices, including soil conservation and crop rotation practices. YCH also undergoes extensive WSDA inspections at all facilities for certification, allowing us to supply brewers with a guaranteed Certified Organic product from farm to brewhouse.

CHIEF ADVANTAGES

  • Ability to produce organic beers with a certified product
  • Full traceability with our direct connection to the farms
  • All YCH organic hops meet the same high-quality standards as traditional products
  • Six generations of hop farming know-how in order to produce organic hops
  • Access to a reliable, guaranteed Certified Organic ingredient

HOW TO BREW WITH ORGANIC HOPS?

YCH’s Certified Organic Hops may be brewed with using the same applications as traditional Whole Leaf Hops and T-90 Pellets. However, in order to brew organic beers recognized by the USDA and consumers, brewers must follow specific production and labeling guidelines. Different labels require different percentages of Certified Organic ingredients used during the brewing process. For more information, visit: www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/organic-standards

KETTLE: Organic Hops are 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: Organic Hops 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: Organic Hops are not recommended for fermentation situations. 

Dry hopping: Organic Hops are not recommended for dry-hop situations.

ORGANIC HOPS PRODUCT SHEET

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Product Overview sheet

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