Hops are the female flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus.
Hops are the female flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus.They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor.
Pellet Hops - Perhaps the most widely available to the home brewer, these hops are dried, chopped and compressed into tiny pellets. They store well, and are easy to measure in small quantities. The chopping and compressing can release some of the lupulin glands to burst losing some aromatic oils.