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Published on November 9, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

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More aroma from your hops

Hops are expensive, there’s no doubt about that, and the brewing process can be wasteful of their precious aroma. However, there is a natural enzyme which helps to break down hops and extract more aroma and flavour – so brewers have to use less, saving money.

Ideal for dry hop beers, HopFlower releases more natural linalool, the source of those deeply desirable lavender, citrus and floral notes. In an average brew, brewers only extract 50-60% of hops’ potential flavour, wastefully throwing away ingredients which have not added all of their goodness. HopFlower can offer an extra 20-30% per cent extra aroma extraction, improving beer as well as finances.

NicheSolutions have been giving out free samples to breweries and microbreweries all over the UK and the feedback has been very positive. Steve Dawson at North Yorkshire’s Crooked Brewing Ltd said: “We’ve trialled it in small-scale and large-scale brews – and it works really well. HopFlower really adds something to our beers, so we’ll definitely be ordering soon.”


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