Stop sacrificing yield for flavor. CGX™ Cryogenic Lupulin Pellets allow you to do more with less, making it possible to brew aggressively hopped beers while improving yield and reducing environmental impact.
Advanced patent-pending cryogenic technology separates lupulin from whole-hop cones to deliver concentrated lupulin pellets jam-packed with resins and oils that will transform your beers and your business.
With up to twice the potency of T-90s and reduced vegetal matter, CGX pellets allow you to deliver big hop notes while gaining significant efficiencies that benefit your beer, your business, and the planet.
Less plant material during brewing reduces trub loss, increasing the amount of usable beer.
With more impact per pound, CGX makes logistics easy.
Less packaging, less fuel, and less refrigeration mean a smaller carbon footprint.
The more beer you get from each batch, the more can be sold, improving margins.
CGX can reduce hop creep and increase turn times and brewery capacity.
More lupulin and less plant material allow you to push hop expression without clogging equipment.
We love CGX because it allows us to pack more hop flavor into our beers and also reduces beer loss from hop solids. It’s a win-win!”
— Ryan Speyrer, Head Brewer at Parish Brewing Co.
For the first time ever, a proprietary hop-processing technology is being shared within the industry. Find out more about this groundbreaking collaboration here.
While they perform great solo, CGX shines when used in concert with T-90s or whole-leaf hops, producing full-bodied beers with huge notes and soft mouthfeel. Use CGX throughout the brewing process to enhance your beer’s hop profile and optimize efficiency.
The biggest takeaway about CGX is that it is a high-quality hop pellet that delivers a higher amplitude hop impact that is better than any other concentrated hop product out there.”
— Jimmy Seifrit, Brewmaster at 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
CGX creates more focused hop expression that allows us to finetune our desired expression in the beer. If T-90 pellets are like having the bass, mids, and treble all on one dial, CGX allows us to be more precise in the EQ. ”
— Blake Tyers, Senior Director, Catalyst Division at Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
CGX can be used to replace T-90 pellets at a rate of 40-50% weight by volume. It’s typically used in the whirlpool and fermenter, but some brewers use CGX in the kettle as a natural for bittering instead of extracts. CGX can be used alone, but it truly shines when used in conjunction with T-90 pellets, which gives your beer clean hop notes while maintaining a good body and mouthfeel.
CGX is produced from 100% natural whole-leaf hops in our Safe Quality Food (SQF)-certified facility, which is powered entirely by renewable energy. Whether we’re harvesting hops or processing them, our goal is to capture the most potent aromas and flavors with as little degradation as possible. Oxygen and temperature are the enemies of that goal. CGX uses a low-temperature, nitrogen-rich environment to keep our hops cold throughout the process, which limits their exposure to oxygen and captures optimal expressiveness.
More specifically, CGX uses a patent-pending process that cryogenically lowers temperatures to -30 °F to -50 °F. This enables lupulin to be separated from bract material through a series of sieving steps. Subsequently, the lupulin is standardized for concentration in a mixing vessel prior to palletization.
Although both make use of concentrated lupulin, there are several key differences: