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Chinook IPA All-Grain Kit

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This American IPA recipe kit has a relatively modest gravity and an immodest hop character derived entirely from a single hop variety.

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Chinook IPA All-Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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This American IPA beer kit has a relatively modest gravity and an immodest hop character derived entirely from a single hop variety. Chinook hops have long been used by US brewers for bittering additions, but their intense aroma and flavor have caught on only recently. This kit is a bit lower in gravity and lighter in body than our other IPA recipe kits, which enhances the perceived bitterness and reduces the aging requirements. It shows up in the glass with a reddish-gold color and a thick, resinous Chinook aroma that lingers after the glass is emptied.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick here for Chinook IPA All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1053
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Goto IPA
I have made this twice and both times it was a hit. Will do regularly. Nice balance of malt and bitterness but not overdone like some heavily hopped ales. A true crowd pleaser and easy to do.
December 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Fantastic first brew!
The beer is great! It was our first attempt, and we certainly made several rookie mistakes, but this brew must be very forgiving because it came out fantastic. We’ll be purchasing again to test it against brewing without the mistakes.
Tested after 1 week of bottling.
Tested after 1 week of bottling.
December 15, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Not bad, but far from expected
Mediocre IPA recipe. Hit Target numbers, fermentation was clean and kept it about 2 and a half weeks I'm the primary. Dry hopped on a CO2 vented keg. It's light, drinks well as a summer beer, but shows very like hop character. I'm thinking it was just old hops that contributed to this outcome.
July 8, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Caution! Adjust if you're going to do it.
This is not a bad beer overall. I got OG of 1.055 and finished at 1.011. The recipe says OG 1.053 but I'm doing BIAB so it makes sense I guess. But this is just NOT an IPA. It's a pale ale and it hides it's ~5.8% ABV very well. But it's lacking enough hop character to move it into IPA range. And I love Chinook and was psyched to do an only Chinook brew. But it needs another .5 oz at least in the boil. Maybe even another full oz. And definitely needs a better dry hop charge. Overall, it's decent (and I got it on the 19.99 deal so it's hard to complain) but it still tastes a little watery. Lacks the malt AND hop character that would make it shine. It tastes like a very light session ale and that is really disappointing for all of the time invested in brewing an all-grain beer. If I would order this again, I would definitely order an extra couple ounces of Chinook and change it up to make it that amazing Chinook IPA I was hoping for.
May 22, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Very Drinkable
Smooth and drinkable. I received many compliments for this one. Not overly hoppy though (I think I calculated it out to be about 35 IBUs) but it has good hop flavor and aroma. This is a good beer for a hot day.
May 1, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
All Grain Chinook IPA
I really like this IPA. My all grain system got 95% efficiency so the OG was 1.066 at 6 gallons into the primary fermenter. The FG was 1.020 and the ABV was 6.0%. I used RO water and set the salts up CA=140PPM,MG=18PPM, NA=25ppm, CL=55ppm and Hc03 at 110ppm. 1 week primary then 2 weeks secondary. I dry hooped for 36 hours. Any more than 36 hours and the pellets leave behind flavors I do not want as I an just looking for aroma. The beer is outstanding. It tasted OK out of the secondary but after 3 weeks in the keg at 38 degrees F and c02 this beer is drop dead excellent. I also have the citra IPA which I like a little more. When I do this chinook IPA again I will do a 10 minute hop stand with the last hop addition. This beer is easily as good as any brewpub beer and the color is close to what you see on the web page for the recipe. I thought the chinook hop would be way forward in flavor but the crystal malt combo comes through but the grainy 2 row malt flavor stands out and competes with the bitterness of the chinook. I really like that with neither taking the show. There is complexity to this brew that really surprises me. This beer is ready to drink 3 weeks after pitching the yeast but you will be rewarded if you keg it for 3 weeks then try it. Also, I did not bother to filter the trub from the kettle. I just dumped it all into the fermenter after chilling to 68 degrees F. The trub did not impart anything evil in the 1 week primary stage. I think it may have added some hop flavor. I really like this technique and will try it with the dead ringer IPA next. I used white labs california yeast and that seemed to ferment 76% attenuation.The beer has a light body due to the high alcohol and it goes down easy. Too easy.
April 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Maybe its just me...
I bought the extract version of this and it turned out very good. It was dry and had plenty of piney hop character, I loved it. So naturally I decided to grab the all-grain kit hoping to make this once thought awesome IPA even better. Boy was I wrong.

Instead of Pilsen malt like the extract kit uses they give you 2-row pale which made the beer slightly sweeter and gave different character compared to the extract kit which used Pilsen. The 2-row combined with the caramel 120L makes this IPA too sweet and masks the hops completely. When I smell it and taste it I feel overwhelmed by caramel 120L. Its like a burned sugar / prune character that IMO is terrible for IPA's.
December 23, 2016
One of my favorite recipes
i have made this at least 5 times and i like it more every time. In my most recent batch I increased the dry hop to 2 ounces and the results were terrific. definitely try this brew.
August 22, 2016
A moderately hoppy IPA
While not a hop-bomb like the Pliny recipe, this is a decent IPA. For my taste, if I were to brew again, I’d up the late hop additions and add more dry hops to increase hop flavor and aroma.
July 11, 2016
Not as hoppy as I would like
The IPA was nice and fruity flavored but I think it could use some more hops.
June 1, 2016
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What are the grains in this?
A shopper on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Don't know. My question also. Hey NB, please tell us the composition of the specialty grains. We promise to continue to purchase ingredients from NB.
Has anyone brewed this BIAB?
Erik P on May 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Here was my review: This is not a bad beer overall. I got OG of 1.055 and finished at 1.011. The recipe says OG 1.053 but I'm doing BIAB so it makes sense I guess. But this is just NOT an IPA. It's a pale ale and it hides it's ~5.8% ABV very well. But it's lacking enough hop character to move it into IPA range. And I love Chinook and was psyched to do an only Chinook brew. But it needs another .5 oz at least in the boil. Maybe even another full oz. And definitely needs a better dry hop charge. Overall, it's decent (and I got it on the 19.99 deal so it's hard to complain) but it still tastes a little watery. Lacks the malt AND hop character that would make it shine. It tastes like a very light session ale and that is really disappointing for all of the time invested in brewing an all-grain beer. If I would order this again, I would definitely order an extra couple ounces of Chinook and change it up to make it that amazing Chinook IPA I was hoping for.
What is the correct water profile for this recipe?
RafaDias on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used the Pale Ale profile from the Brun' Water spreadsheet which is a free download online. You'll have to know what's in your own water unless you're using distilled water from the store.
I'd like to use this kit in a 2.5 gallon - 2.5 gallon split batch. Is it possible to have the grains packaged in separate portions? I'd prefer crushed grains, is this something that can be done or all the kits pre-made? Thanks! -Steve
S M on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we are not able to split the grains in our kits.

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