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Offline davidgzach

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Chinook
« on: February 26, 2012, 06:31:58 AM »
OK, time for the Chinook APA today. 

Question:  how is it for aroma?  At 12.5% bittering and flavor should be OK, but not sure about the final addition and dry hop.  I hope someone is recovering from last night's homebrews and can lead me in the right direction in the next couple of hours!

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Re: Chinook
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 08:22:47 AM »
I like Chinook for aroma. I've done a few single-hop IPAs (bittering, aroma, dry) with Chinook and they turn out well. I got primarily piney aromas, with earthy flavor.
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Re: Chinook
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 09:22:03 AM »
I prefer using Chinook as a bittering hop and as a dry hop.  It's great as a dry hop.  I think using Chinook for anything in the middle produces smoky and spicy flavors.  So I use cascade for everything in the middle.   
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Re: Chinook
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 10:47:55 AM »
I have had good experiences with Chinook as an aroma hop.  I have made a few beers where I only used Chinook and they were great.  I second nateo, I usually get piney/earthy aromas from Chinook when using it at the 10min or less mark and dry hop.

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Re: Chinook
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 11:04:50 AM »
I made 1oz additions at 60, 30 and 1 minute.  Will dry hop an ounce as well.  Smelled fantastic!
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Re: Chinook
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 01:52:48 PM »
Chinook is great for a single hopped beer.  Piney, citrusy deliciousness. 
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