Chinook

Chinook Hops

Plant Stock Sourced from Summit Plant Labs Colorado (Clean Plant Network) Cultivated in Ontario

Current Availability of Dried Whole leaf Hops in Vacuum Sealed packets is:

approximately 2.5 lbs

Origin and Description

Chinook Hops was a child of the 1980’s, introduced the same year as Rocky IV (Rocky vs. Ivan Drago)….ie 1985. The USDA crossed Petham Golding with USDA 63102 variety and out came this craft brewer’s delight.

Chinook Hops will add 12%-14% alpha acid content to your hops schedule. It is a dual purpose alpha variety, and is good for the beginning of the boil, or mid-additions in brewing. Chinook is popular in American style beers such as Pale Ale and India Pale ale, but extends itself well to Seasonal Ales, and darker beers including Porter, Stout, and Barley Wines. It has a heavy aroma, and somewhat spicy bouquet. Some piney and herbal notes will be evident in a fresh batch.

Chinook is middle of the road for its harvest yields, and produces medium compact cones. It features some resistance to common diseases, however is susceptible to Powdery Mildew. They grow wonderfully well on our farm here in Ontario. Chinook is more widely used in the US and is a part of some very compelling commercial beers.

Chinook Hops Usage


Chinook hops has aromatic and bittering qualities.
Chinook hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.

Chinook Hops Characteristics


Below is a list of characteristics for chinook hops.

Chinook Hops Acid Composition

Alpha Acid Composition 12%-14% Chinook Hops Alpha Acid Composition - 12 To 14 Percent
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4% Chinook Hops Beta Acid Composition - 3 To 4 Percent
Co-Humulone Composition 29%-34% Chinook Hops Co-Humulone Acid Composition - 29 To 34 Percent
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