Chinook – Hop Plant

£11.95

Chinook hops are suitable for any stage of the boil. They’re not only a natural for American-style Pale Ales and IPAs, but they also find their way into seasonal ales, barley wine and some porters and stouts.

For detailed information about this specific plant, please see the description below.

54 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Chinook Hop Plant/Rhizome

Chinook is a dual purpose hop, developed in 1985 in the USA.

Chinook is a cross between the English variety Petham Golding with the attractively named male USDA 63012. The plant produces hops with high alpha but an aroma with a distinctive pine smell. This variety is widely used in American hoppy ales.

Chinook will grow to approx. 15-20 feet once mature.

Substitutes: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Target, Galena

 

Characteristics Bouquet of pine and spice
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 12%-14%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4%
Co-Humulone Composition 29%-34%
Country USA
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid to late
Yield Amount 1700-2230 kg/hectare (1520-2000 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Storability Retains 68%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.5-2.7 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 35%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 18%-25%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-11%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Style Guide Winter Ale, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager, Barley Wine, American Lager, American Ale

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg

Caring for Hop Plants

Growing hops is easy!  The instructions below are sent with each plant, and you can find more information in our Guide to Growing Hops article.

Here are some key points:

  • Hop plants are a hardy perennial, best planted as a bare root during the dormant winter months.
  • Hops like a well drained fertile soil and should be planted in open ground as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the hole is deep and the crown well covered.
  • Mark the spot with a screw peg.
  • Install your support (trellis, coir string) for the plant to climb up before the spring.
  • Small shoots should appear when the weather warms (April)
  • Train the shoots clockwise during May & June.
  • Harvest at the end of August.

Availability & Delivery

Dormant root stock becomes available in late November / December and is available to buy through to the following spring, as stocks last.

Our dormant hop plants are wrapped with damp moss and are happy in transit for several weeks; any delay will not affect the viability or health of your plants and they can still be planted mid-winter in January.

We use Royal Mail to delivery our hop plants.

We do not send bare root hop plants overseas.

Returns Policy & Terms

Hop plants are perishable products and as such, are non-refundable and non returnable. Please check our Returns Policy before you order and take a look through our full Terms & Conditions.

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