50g Chinook Hop Pellets
Chinook is an American hop variety that was first released in 1985. It’s known for its bold, piney, and grapefruity character, and has become a popular choice among brewers for both bittering and aroma.
Alpha Acid: 11%-14%
Crop Year: 2020
Chinook hops are a versatile and popular hop variety that’s widely used in the brewing industry. They have a unique flavor profile that can be used in a wide range of beer styles.
Chinook hops have a bold and distinctive flavor profile that’s dominated by piney, grapefruity, and resinous notes, with hints of spice and herbal character. They can add a bold and slightly bitter character to beers, and are well-suited to hop-forward styles.
Chinook hops have a strong and distinctive aroma that’s dominated by piney, grapefruity, and resinous notes, with hints of spice and herbal character. The aroma of Chinook hops is one of their most distinctive and appealing qualities, and can be a major selling point for beers made with them.
Beer Style Suggestions:
Chinook hops are highly versatile and can be used in a wide range of beer styles. They’re particularly well-suited to American-style IPAs, pale ales, and stouts. They can also be used in other styles like porters, brown ales, and Belgian-style ales. Chinook hops can add a bold, refreshing, and slightly bitter character to any beer, and are especially well-suited to beers that are meant to be enjoyed on a cool winter evening.
While there are no direct substitutes for Chinook hops, there are several other hop varieties that can be used in their place. Some good options include Columbus, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, all of which have similar piney and citrusy notes. Simcoe and Summit hops can also be used as substitutes in some cases, although they have a slightly different flavor profile. Ultimately, the best substitute for Chinook hops will depend on the specific recipe and the desired flavor profile.
Chinook American Amber Ale
This American Amber Ale showcases the spicy and piney characteristics of Chinook hops. The malt bill provides a rich and complex backbone with notes of caramel and toasted bread, while the hop bitterness and flavor are assertive but well-balanced. A perfect beer to sip on a cool autumn evening.
Estimated ABV: 5.5%
Final Volume: 23L
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.012
Colour: 15 SRM
GRAIN – MASH @ 67c
5 kg Pale Ale Malt
0.5 kg Crystal 60L Malt
0.25 kg Munich Malt
0.25 kg Victory Malt
30 g Chinook hops at 60 minutes
15 g Chinook hops at 15 minutes
15 g Chinook hops at flameout
50 g Chinook hops for dry hopping
YEAST – FERMENT @ 19c
Fermentis SafAle US-05 or Lallemand BRY-97
Note: This recipe assumes a batch size of 23L and a brewhouse efficiency of 70%. Adjust the amount of hops and grains accordingly if your equipment or efficiency is different