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Chinook (T-90 Hop Pellets)
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1# - 2021 Chinook (Alpha 13.03 - Beta 3.52)$10.00
5# - 2021 Chinook (Alpha 13.03 - Beta 3.52)$50.00
11# - 2021 Chinook (Alpha 13.03 - Beta 3.52)$99.00
1# - 2023 Chinook (Alpha 10.40 - Beta 3.64)$12.00
5# - 2023 Chinook (Alpha 10.40 - Beta 3.64)$56.00
11# - 2023 Chinook (Alpha 10.40 - Beta 3.64)$121.00
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Chinook hops are a classic American hop variety known for their robust bitterness and distinctive piney, resinous aroma.

Here's an overview of Chinook hops:

  1. Origin: Chinook hops were developed in the United States and released in the 1980s. They are a cross between Petham Golding and a high-alpha USDA male.

  2. Aroma and Flavor: Chinook hops are renowned for their intense aroma, which is often described as piney, spicy, and slightly citrusy. They can impart flavors and aromas reminiscent of pine needles, resin, grapefruit, and even some subtle herbal and spicy notes. The strong and assertive characteristics of Chinook hops make them particularly suitable for beers where a pronounced hop presence is desired.

  3. Alpha Acid Content: Chinook hops have a high alpha acid content, typically ranging from 12% to 14%. This means they are excellent for providing substantial bitterness when added early in the brewing process.

  4. Usage: Chinook hops can be utilized at different stages of brewing:

    • Bittering: Due to their high alpha acid content, Chinook hops are often used for bittering additions to provide a firm and clean bitterness to beer.
    • Flavor and Aroma: While they are primarily known for their bittering qualities, Chinook hops can also contribute to the beer's flavor and aroma when added later in the boil or during dry hopping. They can add complexity with their piney and resinous characteristics.
  5. Cultivation: Chinook hops are primarily grown in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, especially in states like Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The region's climate and soil conditions are conducive to hop cultivation, producing hops with consistent quality and desired characteristics.

  6. Popularity: Chinook hops have been a favorite among brewers, especially in the production of American-style IPAs, double IPAs, and other hop-forward beer styles. Their assertive bitterness and unique aroma profile have made them a go-to choice for brewers aiming to create beers with a robust hop character.

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