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Old 09-21-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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So I've read about Chinook and some threads here about recipes, but I can't seem to get a good grip on it. Has anyone used Chinook a lot?

FWIW, I've been using Cascade & Centennial in my pale ales (#1 style for me) lately, and my absolute favorite is Simcoe, but I am looking to expand my repertoire. I haven't been a big fan of Magnum.

I'd be happy for any input. Thanks!

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Old 09-22-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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I use chinook quite a bit. It is a versatile hop, but usually used for bittering. If you have tried arrogant bastard, it is chinook all the way through.

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:05 AM   #3
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I brewed a SMaSH Golden Promise and Chinook ale recently. It was good, not great, and I felt like it was wanting for some more fruity aromatics. On the other hand, the Porter I have on right now is Chinook all the way through, and it's ideal in that application.

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@GodsStepBrother--I didn't know that, but I love Arrogant Bastard. Thanks!

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. On the other hand, the Porter I have on right now is Chinook all the way through, and it's ideal in that application.
That makes perfect sense! For some reason I always think of hops in terms of pale ales, but the "earthy" description would make it perfect. Nice!!

Thank you, sir!
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Yeah, it's definitely not a "subtle" hop but it's great in the right recipes. I love it w/ rye.

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