Orbit are not suitable for applications where flavour and aroma consistency are required from batch to batch as they will always have variations due to the make-up of the hops we select. Orbit is however excellent for seasonal or specialty beers where the brewer may be looking for a unique New Zealand signature aroma or flavour twist.
ORBIT are a blend of hops specially selected out of the New Zealand “Hops with a Difference” breeding programme. Stringent selection processes and long term growing trials can result in some really excellent hops being rejected on agronomic performance or other plant management issues.
These hops are selected on their unique aroma and flavour characteristics as well as their brewing quality. The hops may be grown in very small plots at the New Zealand Plant and Food Research Centre in Riwaka or in larger selected trial gardens across the region.
Hops are sold in 100g vacuum sealed bags with specific batch details printed on label. Larger volumes are generally available with a discount for larger volume packs.