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Centennial Cryo Hops LupuLN2 - 1 lb



US Centennial Cryohop Hop Pellets, 1 pound sealed bulk package

Centennial hops were released in 1990 by Washington State University, and has since found favor as one of the most used and loved varieties in craft brewing.  It is often referred to as 'Super Cascade' because it has about double the alpha acids and a similar profile.


Centennial is known for it's clean, bright bitterness, and is a solid choice for bittering just about any beer style.  Cryohops make the late addition and dry hop addition shine, so expect a huge flavor and aroma bump, similar to Cascade but leaning more towards pine characteristics, in late additions.  Cryohops are extremely concentrated, with the majority of the bract (plant material or vegetal material in a hop bine) removed, so use 1 oz of Cryohops for every 2 oz of T90 Pellet Hops.

Aroma and Flavor

You can expect clean and bright, almost citrusy bitterness from Centennial in early boil and bittering additions.  The higher alpha acids make bittering a breeze because you don't have to use nearly as much to achieve your IBU's, especially with concentrated Cryo Hops.  The flavor and aroma profile is a wonderfully balanced, two tone palate of slightly dank pine and gently earthy floral characteristics mixed with mild but distinct citrus/grapegruit characteristics.  Late additions with other 'C' hops tend to bring the fruitier terpene flavors to the foreground.

Average Acid Content

Alpha Acids: 15% - 19%
Beta Acids: 6% - 8%
Co-Humulone: 23% - 27%

Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)

Total Oils: 3.0 - 5.0 mL/100g
Myrcene: 55% - 65%
Humulene: 8% - 12%
Caryophyllene: 3% - 7%
Farnesene: 0.1% - 1%
B-Pinene: 0.8% - 1.2%
Linalool: 0.4% - 0.8%
Geraniol: 0.8% - 1.5%

Possible Substitutes for Amarillo

There are few substitutions for Cryohop varieties.  The commonly accepted substitute for Centennial is Cascade.

Read More About Hops, Hop Varieties and Hop Usage on BrewCranium!

BrewChatter BrewCranium Hop Series Volume 1:  What is a Cryohop?
BrewChatter BrewCranium Hop Series Volume 2:  Getting What You Want From Your Hops
BrewChatter BrewCranium Hop Series Volume 3:  Noble Hops
BrewChatter BrewCranium Hop Series Volume 4:  Understanding Hop Oils
BrewChatter BrewCranium Whole Cone vs. Pellet Hops
BrewChatter BrewCranium Hop Resins:  Alpha and Beta Acids


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