El Dorado T90 Hop Pellets (USA) 11.44% Alpha – 2023 Crop


El Dorado: Intense, wild aromas such as those of stone fruit, particularly cherry and apricot. Aromas may include pear, a zest of citrus, and watermelon.

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El Dorado T90 Hop Pellets (USA)

Riwaka T90 Hop Pellets (NZ) 4.6% Alpha - 2022 CropEl Dorado is a relatively new kid on the block. Created by Moxee Valley-based CLS Farms, LLC in 2008, it was released to the public in 2010. Some say it’s the grandchild of a native wild hops found in Colorado.

El Dorado definitely has intense, wild aromas such as those of stone fruit, particularly cherry and apricot. Other aromas may include pear, a zest of citrus, and watermelon; possibly bold enough to seem candied like refreshers.

Spicy notes are low key, playing second fiddle to the strong fruit, but brews may have a background hint of grass, wood, and mint.

A product of the Yakima Valley’s cooler climate, El Dorado features a uniquely fruity flavour profile in addition to desirable bittering and aromatic properties. It is a great dual purpose hop, giving a firm and subtly balanced bitterness, or when used later in the boil, a very fruity brew with grassy undertones. When using as a dry-hop, that is when you see the zesty and tangy notes come out.

Aroma Profile:  Pineapple, Melon, Peach, Pear

Chemical Profile

AA% – 11-17%
Beta Acids –  7-8%
Total Oil Composition –  2.5-3.3ml/100g


If El Dorado is not available, then a good substitute is Chinook or Simcoe


T-90 hop pellets are produced from kiln-dried, whole leaf hop cones which have been hammer-milled into a uniform powder and pressed through a pellet die. Leaf hops vary in oil and vegetative content, so pellet compression is fine-tuned to achieve a consistent density for repeatable brewing, batch after batch.

Production processes are designed to protect and preserve hop resins by continually monitoring temperature and cooling the pellet die. Hop pellets retain all of their natural lupulin and cone material, and can be used as a full replacement for whole hops having a longer shelf life, requiring less storage space, and generally being easier to handle.


We weigh all hops only when there is an order for them – none have been sitting of shelves, they are taken out from a bulk vacuum sealed bag in cold storage at the time we complete your order. Our hop pellets are packaged inside UV protected polyethylene bags and vacuum sealed.

Sometimes the vacuum seal can degrade – especially if hop dust settles alongside where the bag is heat sealed. If you receive the hops and it appears that the vacuum is breaking down, the hops will still be perfectly safe to use with no degradation of flavour.

If you do not intend to use then in a few days of receiving, we suggest that you store them in a fridge or freezer. Hop pellets stored near-freezing, preferably between -1°C and 5°C. Under these conditions, T-90 hop pellets will remain stable in closed containers for three (3) years.


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El Dorado T90 Hop Pellets (USA) 11.44% Alpha – 2023 Crop