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Lupulin Glands

Lupulin glands are the tiny yellow sacs found at the base of the petals of the hop cone.

They contain the alpha acids, beta acids, and hop oils that are so useful to the brewer in adding hop character to beer.

Note that cones from the male hop plant contain relatively few lupulin glands. Therefore, it is the female plant that is in demand to supply hop cones for brewers.

Related terms

Hops
Lupulin Glands