RipeLocker extends the life of fresh hops to six weeks

The leader in extending the post-harvest life of perishables, announced its RipeLocker technology had extended the life of fresh hops by six weeks. The tests were done in collaboration with CLS Farms and Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, testing 240 pounds of Comet and EI Dorado hops in the brewing process of “Cultivate” beer. The technology allows for fresh hops, that usually need to be used within a few days from harvest (to retain their original form, color and aroma) to be utilized for up to six weeks. This is an important advantage for hop growers, hop dealers, breweries, and ultimately consumers.