Mosaic® T-90 Hop Pellets - 2 oz
US Mosaic® T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
Invented by Jason Perrault (creator of Citra) through Select Botanicals and the Hop Breeding Company, Mosaic® is the 6th highest production hop crop in the United States. It's lineage includes a Simcoe® female and a Nugget male, this hop was released in 2012 after over 10 years of development.
Mosaic® is an ideal dual purpose hop, with low cohumulones that make the bitter profile pleasant and tons of multifaceted flavors for late additions and dry hop additions. Due to it's popularity and general cost, more often than not Mosaic® is combined deliciously with fruity and citrusy hops in late and dry hop additions. Also brilliant as a single hop variety due to it's multifaceted flavor and aroma profile.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a uniquely complex flavor and aroma profile from Mosaic®, including distinct berry characteristics and mango. Also known for showing off stone fruit, bubblegum, and other tropical flavors, it also boasts a two tone flavor that is rich in earthy pine and herbal spice, making a wonderful counterbalance and helping to enhance other fruity and citrusy hops.
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Maybe one of my favorite hops, this is what we used in our Mo’Horni collaboration with Heretic Brewing. This hop stands up VERY well on it’s own, with a two tone profile that gives you bright and tropical characteristic as well as dank and pine flavors. That being said, it acts as a wonderful support hop for bright hops like Citra and Galaxy.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||10.5% - 14%|
|Beta Acids:||3.0% - 4.5%|
|Co-Humulone:||21% - 25%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||0.8 - 3.0 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||48% - 55%|
|Humulene:||10% - 15%|
|Caryophyllene:||3% - 8%|
|B-Pinene:||0.6% - 1.0%|
|Linalool:||0.4% - 0.8%|
|Geraniol:||0.5% - 0.9%|
Possible Substitutes for Mosaic®
While there is no real substitute for Mosaic®, a mixture of Simcoe® and Citra® can get close, as well as a mixture of Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin.
Simcoe®, Citra®, and Mosaic® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
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