Chinook Hops (Pellets)

Chinook Hops (Pellets)

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Chinook hops are a very distinctive dual-purpose hop used in Ales for both bittering and flavor/aroma. Chinook hops are commonly used in IPA's. Distinct, medium intensity spice and pine characteristics with subtle notes of grapefruit. Some consider the bittering quality of this hop is a bit rough because it lingers in your mouth after swallowing. However, some brewers can't get enough. The flavor/aroma is spicy and unique, with a huge following of loyal fans.

Hop Statistics
Alpha Acids: 12.0 – 14.0%
Beta Acids: 3.0 – 4.0%
Alpha-Beta Ratio: 3.0 - 4.67
Cohumulone: (% of alpha acids): 29 – 34%
Total Oils in mls per 100 grams dried: 1.5 – 2.5
Storage(% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 68° F): 65 - 70%
Similar Hop Varieties: Northern Brewer, Columbus, Nugget

Flavor and AromaCitrus, Spicy, Piney
Alpha AcidsAverage
UseDual Purpose
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Specific recipe
Phillip F on Nov 26, 2020
This is one of the hop varieties that I use the most
Christopher J K on Nov 11, 2020
Specific recipe
Phillip F on Nov 26, 2020
It's my favorite boiling hop.
Chris S on Nov 25, 2020
This is one of the hop varieties that I use the most
Christopher J K on Nov 11, 2020
10min hop and 0min hop
Wanted whole cone but was on backorder
John R on Oct 10, 2020
Michael Thompson on Sep 30, 2020
recommendation from Pierce Rivers for staff training
Lisa R on Sep 29, 2020
Brewing NEIPAs. High alpha acids, better than low oil content.
Erik R on Sep 9, 2020
My first choice was Southern Cross but that does not seem to be available within a reasonable amount of time before my brew day. This is a viable substitute that was readily available.
Stephen B on Sep 2, 2020
Trying to get some dank piney notes
Steve T on Jul 16, 2020
Heard good things
Scott S on Jul 14, 2020
For a Hazy IPA
Eddie M on Jul 2, 2020
Looking for pine aroma
Larry B on Jun 12, 2020
MIHKEL L on Jun 11, 2020
great hops
Valued C on Jun 10, 2020
Mountain man
Blake on Jun 9, 2020
Jim B on Jun 4, 2020
Excellent boil hop for Scottish Ale
Lloyd M on May 31, 2020
Price and quality.
Jason A on May 30, 2020
Cascadian Dark!
Ward K Toby on May 20, 2020
recipe called for this hop
Eric O on May 9, 2020
Like this hop.
Robin H on May 9, 2020
I use them a lot in my beers.
Eddie M on May 7, 2020
bitter and citrus yummy
Alex H on May 5, 2020
recipe called for it, was going to get some magnum too (2 oz for 2.50 or so BUT THE SHIPPING FROM PENNSYLVANIA WAS 8 BUCKS!!!)
Bezdek, D on May 4, 2020
quality product
Willie M on Apr 28, 2020
centennial not available
Karl L on Apr 23, 2020
Give it a little extra kick
Stephen S on Apr 21, 2020
Why the Chinook not?
Eric Hook on Apr 21, 2020
Military themed
Bradly J on Apr 17, 2020
Michael C on Apr 15, 2020
I am making ice cream!
Tatiana De F on Apr 15, 2020
I like this hop
mark l on Apr 9, 2020
Try something new for me
MATTHEW C on Apr 9, 2020
Replacing hops in a brew kit
Ricardo H on Apr 1, 2020
I like Chinook hops
Greg W on Mar 21, 2020
Tried and true
Michael B on Mar 17, 2020
For an oak chocolate milk stout
Mallie on Feb 24, 2020
This fits the recipe I had in mind.
Joseph H on Jan 15, 2020
kenneth B on Jan 13, 2020
Use in multiple Recipes
Marcus J Ronney on Dec 29, 2019
need for a lot of my recipes
Rich G on Dec 24, 2019
Recipe asked for it
Isaac M on Dec 17, 2019
Michael K on Dec 11, 2019
Alton S on Dec 4, 2019
Part of core recipes
Greg O on Oct 12, 2019
Scott G on Sep 19, 2019
Part of recipe
Harold C on Sep 6, 2019
ingredients for a great stout
Neil D on Aug 28, 2019
Love this
Brian R on Jun 25, 2019
It's my favorite boiling hop.
Chris S on Nov 25, 2020
10min hop and 0min hop

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great price and smelled fantastic
fantastic price on a pound of these piney citrusy hops
October 27, 2020
1 year ago
Pineapple and dank
Made a SMaSH NEIPA and it was a pineapple juice bomb for the first week, was so delicious. Then it faded into the dank smell that Chinook is known for. Still good, but I prefer the fresh pineapple flavor than the dank weed flavor and smell that lingers after it’s 2 weeks old
August 23, 2020
4 months ago
Always need hops!
Great hop for making great beers!
June 24, 2019
1 year ago
favorite late hop
Great pineapple - tropical fruit flavors and citrus with late hop additions. Unappreciated for late hop additions IMO. One of my favorites.
September 24, 2014
Fresh Chinook Hops in an O2 barrier bag. Love the C's.
May 3, 2014
only for first additions IMO
never took to this hop in late additions but great for first additions
May 27, 2013
Hooray for IPA!
This is the flavor hop in my recipe that won a gold medal at Hangar 24's Homebrew Competition. Great pine flavor.
May 22, 2013
Normally Great Flavor, But Can Produce Odd Flavor
I routinely use this hop in IPAs, but I've noticed that it can lend a dirty/dusty flavor when used in abundance (especially late in kettle or dry hop).

For piney/resiney flavors, I prefer to cut the total charge of Chinook with Apollo and/or Columbus.
May 16, 2013
I prefer the packaging that morebeer uses over other suppliers. Never had a quality issue with hops from them.
May 15, 2013
Surprised by this hops versatility
Used chinook as a dry hop in my secondary when attempting a Sierra Nevada Celebration clone and was pleasantly surprised by its fantastic aroma. Also makes a great bittering hop but use it judiciously.
May 13, 2013