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What it does :
Chinook hops are used primarily for bittering additions to your brew kettle. You can use Chinook hops to make the following beer styles: Barley Wine, India Pale Ale, Lager, Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Winter Ale. No substitutes for Chinook hops are currently listed.
What it is:
The Chinook hop variety is a crossbreed between Peltham Golding and an unknown American variety. Its pedigree includes Brewer's Gold as well. The result was intended to be more disease-resistant. The Chinook hop provides a strong bittering potential. This hop variety has a moderate to strong, spicy aroma with notes of pine and grapefruit.
Here is some guidance for your homebrewing hop additions:
The specific hop amount needed for a 5 gallon (18.9 liter) batch will vary. The main factors that determine the quantity of hops that you need are the alpha acid content of your hops, the boiling time that you select, and the bitterness targets for your recipe.
Use our Hop Utilization, Hop Bill, and Hop Alpha Acid Loss Calculators to help you do the math to help determine how to best use Chinook hops in your next homebrew recipe.
In general, you prepare your hops for use in beermaking by:
Note that hops are available to brewers in a variety of forms (whole, plug, pellet).
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Hop Alpha Acid Loss