I had hoped to have this brewed already, but now it looks like I will be getting to this next weekend. While I look forward to drinking this, I must confess my main reason is that my wife requested a holiday beer; this one looked fantastic and something we could both enjoy. I have two questions. Has anyone used chinook hops instead? (That's what I have a lot of). Also, my wife is not a hop head like me, so I was planning on leaving out the .5 oz at the 5 min mark. Any thoughts on that?