STRATA® CGX™ HOPS
Passionfruit, strawberry, grapefruit, rock concert cannabis and dried chili peppers. Strata’s hypnotic aroma and flavors are already breaking new ground in the hop-driven craft beer world, and the full depth of hop character that our T90 Strata pellets have introduced is now complemented by a concentrated cryogenic lupulin pellet option—Strata® CGX™.
CGX pellets have roughly twice the concentration of hop resins compared to T90 pellets, resulting in reduced vegetative matter and improved efficiency. However, because certain desirable hop oil components are removed and others amplified in the CGX pellet, the flavor and aroma contributions from CGX differ from that of Strata T90. Therefore when using CGX, it’s crucial to use a foundation of T90 Strata to maintain the full flavor spectrum. Optimum ratios will vary, but in aggressively hopped beers, we recommend 15-25% of T90 replaced by half that amount by weight of CGX.
Acids and oils are roughly double that of T90. We lose 50% of the hop cone in processing, and of course the processing is a bit more expensive.
It behaves much like Cryo. Not a T90 replacement, but used as a minority component in the hop bill it definitely provides some efficiencies and gives brewers more options.
||Strawberry, passion fruit, grapefruit, dank
||52% - 65%
||22% - 30%
||5% - 12.5%
||IPA, pale ale, NEIPA, dark beers, ales
LOOKING FOR A SUBSTITUTE?
Check out our comprehensive hop substitution list. Formatted as a pdf file so you can download, print, and have on hand in the brewhouse.
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