Chinook Hops

$7.50$52.00 Inc GST

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Chinook Hops $7.50$52.00 Inc GST

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Discover the bold and versatile Chinook hops, originating from New Zealand and renowned for their robust flavor profile. With a high alpha acid content, these hops offer the perfect balance of bitterness, ideal for American Ales, Lagers, and IPAs.

Their oil content ranges from 0.8 to 1.5 mL/100g, rich in essential oils, notably myrcene, which makes up about 60.49% of the total oil. This contributes to their unique rich, fruity, gooseberry, and white-wine flavors, reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc grapes. 

Alpha acid percentage15.4%
Oil content1.5-2.7 mL/100g
Myrcene percentageAround 35%-40% of the total oil content
SubstitutesNugget, Columbus, Tomahawk, Zues
Beer stylesPAle Ale, IPA, Porter, Stout, American Lager
Flavour ProfilePale ale, IPA, Porter, Stout, American Lager
Crop year2022
FormatT90 Pellets

Chinook Hops: The Bold Choice for Robust Brews

Introducing Chinook hops, a prominent variety renowned for its bold and versatile characteristics. Originating from the United States, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, these hops are a favorite among craft brewers for their distinct pine and spicy aroma, combined with subtle grapefruit notes.

With an alpha acid range of 11-16%, Chinook hops provide a potent blend of bitterness and flavor, making them ideal for a range of beer styles, especially those requiring a robust hop profile.

Available in T90 pellet form, Chinook hops are essential for brewers seeking to create beers with a bold, assertive character and a rich aromatic experience.

Characteristics of Chinook Hops

Aroma and Flavour

Chinook hops are celebrated for their intense aroma profile, featuring a unique blend of pine, spice, and subtle grapefruit. This combination makes them perfect for creating beers with a strong, aromatic presence.

In brewing, these hops impart deep flavors of pine and spice, with a hint of citrus, adding a distinctive character to each brew.

Ratio of Alpha to Beta Acids

Chinook hops have an alpha acid range of 11-16% and beta acids between 3-4%. This ratio, averaging around 3:1, highlights their use as both bittering and aroma hops, contributing to the complexity and depth of the beer’s flavor profile.

Essential Oils and Compounds

Chinook hops are rich in various essential oils:

  • Myrcene: Dominant, contributing to the hop’s piney and spicy aroma.
  • Caryophyllene: Adding spicy and woody notes.
  • Humulene: Enhancing the earthy and herbal characteristics.
  • Other compounds include α-pinene and limonene, enhancing the resinous pine and citrus characteristics.

Chinook is ideal for brewers looking to infuse their beers with a bold, unmistakable flavor profile that stands out in every glass.

Beer Styles For Chinook

Chinook hops, with their robust pine and spice profile, are a versatile choice for several beer styles.

Here’s how they enhance different types of beers:

American Pale Ale & IPA: These hops bring a strong and distinctive flavor to American Pale Ales and IPAs, adding layers of pine, spice, and subtle citrus.

Porters and Stouts: In darker beers like Porters and Stouts, Chinook hops contribute a balanced bitterness and a rich aroma, complementing the roasted malt flavors.

Barleywine: In Barleywine, these hops add depth and complexity, ideal for those seeking a bold and flavorful brew.

Single Hop Beers: Chinook’s distinct profile makes it a star in single hop beers, allowing its bold flavors and aromas to shine, particularly in styles where its piney and spicy characteristics can be fully appreciated.

Incorporating Chinook hops in your brewing process promises to add a bold and assertive touch to your beers, making each sip a profound experience.

Chinook Hop Substitutions

If Chinook hops are unavailable, the following varieties can serve as substitutes, offering similar flavor profiles:

  • Nugget
  • Columbus
  • Tomahawk
  • Zeus

Why You Should Buy Chinook From The Yeast Platform?

Lower Prices

When you buy bulk hops from our store, you can enjoy significant savings compared to purchasing smaller quantities. This means you can stock up on your favourite hops without breaking the bank.

Fresher Quality

Another advantage of buying hops in bulk is the assurance of fresher quality.

Our hops are stored and packaged in optimal vacuum sealed conditions to ensure they maintain their freshness and unique characteristics, which translates to better-tasting beer.

Fast and Secure Delivery

We understand that home brewers are keen to get their hands on fresh hops as soon as possible. That’s why we offer fast and secure delivery, so you can start brewing in no time.

Chose from standard or express delivery.

Most orders are shipped the same business day if received before 12 midday.

Buy Bulk Chinook Hops

Here at the Yeast Platform, you can buy your Chinook hops in bulk and save.

All our hops come in resealable mylar bags to ensure your Chinook stays fresh for longer.

Our bulk Chinook hops are available in 4 sizes:

  • 250g
  • 500g
  • 1kg

The more you buy, the more you save.

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