Chinook T-90 Hop Pellets - 1 lb
US Chinook T90 Hop Pellets, 1 Pound sealed bulk package
Chinook hops were developed by the USDA breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a higher alpha bittering variety. This cross between Petham Golding and a USDA male has more recently found favor in the craft brewing industry as a wonderful dual purpose variety because of it's distinctly pine and spice characteristics, and also for it's potent and smooth bittering properties.
When used for bittering, Chinook delivers a smooth, distinct and potent bittering profile, made easy with it's generally high alpha content. Expect distinct but subtle pine notes from bittering additions. Chinook is a wonderful late addition and dry hop addition due to it's unique spicy and fruity characteristics. The bitterness can become slightly harsh if over-used.
Aroma and Flavor
The light dank piney characteristics of Chinook shine through well for bittering additions, but late and dry hop additions will add an array of earthy, spicy pine, almost like resinous pine needles and strong notes of distinct grapefruit and citrus zest. You may pick up a very subtle herbal aroma as well.
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Chinook is my go-to for bittering in many West Coast style IPAs, and gives you a clean and slightly pine-y bittering profile. It’s dual nature of grapefruit and citrus on a spicy pine backbone makes it great for single hop pale ale and IPAs, but also pairs very well with Cascade and Centennial for that classic 90’s style dry, bitter West Coast profile.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||11.5% - 15%|
|Beta Acids:||3.0% - 4.0%|
|Co-Humulone:||27% - 31%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||1.0 - 2.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||20% - 30%|
|Humulene:||18% - 24%|
|Caryophyllene:||9% - 11%|
|B-Pinene:||0.3% - 0.5%|
|Linalool:||0.3% - 0.5%|
|Geraniol:||0.7% - 1.0%|
Possible Substitutes for Chinook
The commonly accepted substitutes for Chinook are Galena, which will add a cleaner bitterness and more black currant characteristics, Nugget, which will be less resinous and more herbal, and CTZ, which will have less grapefruit and more dank, earthy flavors.
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