Nectaron Hop Pellets 100g

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Nectaron Hop Pellets - 100 gram 

Perfect for pales, lagers, IPA varieties.

Nectaron - 100g


Purpose: Late additions - Whirlpool - Dryhop


Alpha Acid: 10.9%


For IPA fans, Nectaron is a showoff hop sensation. If you love modern, tropical type IPAs with impact, when you try Nectaron you'll ask yourself 'where has this hop been my whole life?'


Nectaron displays intense tropical pineapple character with passion fruit and intense ripe dark stone fruits thrown into the mix.


Recommended application during brewday is for late kettel additions and whirlpool. 


In the cellar try using liberal amounts as dryhop to really stick the tropical accents without degrading the oil content of the pellets.


Nectaron will deliver a consistent dose of tropical character everytime. 


Sytle pairing: Pacific Style NZ Lagers, Pacific Ale, Pale Ales, IPA's from Modern West Coast to Hazy or NEIPA.


Nectaron Hop Pellets 100g


Nectaron Hop Pellets are a new and exciting hop variety from New Zealand that took over 17 years to develop. They are the result of a partnership between New Zealand’s Plant & Food Research and NZ Hops, and are a full sister of Waimea hops.

Nectaron Hop Pellets have an intense and complex aroma that showcases tropical fruits such as pineapple, passion fruit, peach, and grapefruit. They also have a subtle piney and resinous character that adds depth and balance. The high oil content of Nectaron hops makes them ideal for dry hopping, where they can impart a fresh and juicy character to your beer.

Nectaron Hop Pellets are versatile and can be used in a variety of styles, especially those that benefit from a fruity and aromatic hop profile. They are perfect for NEIPAs, IPAs, Pale Ales, and Lagers, where they can shine as a single hop or in a blend with other NZ hops. Use them at any stage of the brewing process, but especially in the late or dry hop to preserve their delicate aromas.

Alpha Acid (AA): 10.0% 

Purpose: Aroma

Aroma: Intense tropical pineapple, passion fruit and stone fruit characters.

Beer styles: Lagers, Pale Ales, IPA's, NEIPA and modern beer styles.

Substitutions: Mosaic, Waimea, Citra

Year: 2022

Recommended Fermenter

Research has shown that in order to extract the most flavour from hops and yeast, and to minimise contact with oxygen, pressure fermenters are the best fermenters for any style of beer which is why the manufacturer recommends to use one of the below fermenters:

Recipe Suggestions

Looking for inspiration? Click on the links below to take a look at our All Grain recipe kits, Kit & Kilo recipe kits and Fresh Wort Kits.

Explore our hops options

Research has shown that in order to extract the most flavour from hops, and to minimise contact with oxygen, pressure fermenters are the recommended fermenters for any style. If you want to produce the best beer possible, please take a look at our Australian Made PET Fermenters.

Hops Utilisation Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the questions we get asked the most regarding our hops.
Please click on one of the questions below to see the answer.

What are hops?

Hops are the female flowers of the hop plant (Humulus lupulus). They are used in brewing to add bitterness, flavor, and aroma to beer.

How do I use hops in brewing?

Hops can be used at different stages of the brewing process. They can be added during the boil to impart bitterness, added toward the end of the boil for flavor and aroma, and used for dry hopping during fermentation to enhance aroma.

How much hops should I use in my beer?

The amount of hops to use depends on various factors such as the beer style, desired bitterness, and hop characteristics. Recipes typically specify the amount of hops to use, but you can also experiment and adjust according to your taste preferences.

How do I measure hops?

Hops are typically measured in weight, usually in grams or ounces. A digital scale is a useful tool for accurately measuring hops for your brew.

Can I use whole hops or pellet hops?

Yes, you can use either whole hops or pellet hops. Pellet hops are more commonly used due to their ease of use and better storage stability. They also tend to have higher utilization rates than whole hops.

How long should I boil hops?

The boiling time for hops can vary depending on the recipe and desired characteristics. Bittering hops are usually boiled for about 60 minutes to extract bitterness, while aroma hops are added during the last 5-15 minutes of the boil to preserve their delicate aromas.

What is dry hopping?

Dry hopping involves adding hops directly to the fermenter during or after fermentation. This technique enhances the aroma of the beer without contributing much bitterness. Dry hopping is typically done for several days to a week.

How are Keg King hops packed & stored?

All our hops are vacuum packed in foil bags to eliminate UV and keep oxygen exposure to a minimin. They are always stored refigerated until they are shipped to you.

How should I store hops?

Hops should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry place to preserve their freshness and flavors. It is recommended to store hops in an airtight container or vacuum-sealed bag in the freezer for long-term storage.

Can I use different hop varieties in the same beer?

Absolutely! Mixing different hop varieties can create complex and unique flavor profiles in your beer. Experimenting with different combinations can be a fun way to explore the world of hops and create your own signature brews.
Remember, hops play a crucial role in beer brewing, and understanding how to use them effectively can greatly enhance your brewing experience. Don't be afraid to experiment and discover the diverse flavors and aromas that hops can bring to your homebrews.

What other products do I need?

If you are brewing with all grain, you might need a hop spider, hop bomb or hop tube; alternatively, hop socks and BIAB bags are also useful for Kit&Kilo, Fresh Wort Kit tuning and All Grain brewing. All Grain Brewing equipment can be found here and the best fermentation equipment on the market, can be found here.

I have no idea what to do with hops, do you have any recommendations?

As experts, we are here to support you. Follow this link for already made FRESH WORT KITS, KIT&KILO recipes or ALL GRAIN RECIPES designed by our team of experts that have a combined experience of over 70 years of brewing including multiple Gold Winning medals at official BJCP sanctioned events and VicBrew.
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