What ARE Cryo Hops®? Well, hops cones are frozen with liquid nitrogen, then the lupulin glands are separated from the now nearly completely debittered leaf, or low alpha bract. The glands that make up Cryo Hops® are the concentrated bittering and oil containing portion of the hops. They are extremely high alpha acid, but using them just for bittering is kind of a waste. The real beauty of them is the intense aroma and flavor they bring to your beer. Without the vegetative material that traditional hop cones and pellets contain, Cryo Hops sucks up less of your precious beer and doesn’t give you the astringency you can get from traditional cone or pellet hops. If you love to brew NEIPA, this is the hop product for you. Because of the heavy load of late hops in the style, many people find them to be astringent. Cryo Hops® eliminates that issue.
Cryo hops it is best to use as dry hopping or a low temperature whirlpool (probably under 80C) so not to extract any bitterness, especially for hazy's. Use approx 1/2 the amount to regular pellets..
Current alpha acid 23.4%.
Typical Brewing Values
028.818% - 26%
0175% - 8%
082% - 5%
https://www.yakimachief.com/homebrewing-with-cryo-hops/#:~:text=Without%20the%20vegetative%20material%20that,the%20hop%20product%20for%20you.&text=Cryo%20Hops%C2%AE%20eliminates%20that%20issue. Read more about Cryo hops with this link.