Continuing on with my Single Hop IPA Series (thanks Mikkeller for the idea) I thought I would trial Chinook. Having heard some bad things about boiling Chinook for 60 minutes I decided to cut this recipe down to a 30 minute boil.
1.4Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 30 minutes
250g Maltodextrine @ 30 minutes
28g Chinook Hops @ 30 minutes
28g Chinook Hops @ 15 minutes
1 Whirlfloc Tablet @ 15 minutes
1tsp Yeast Nutrient @ 5 minutes
28g Chinook Hops @ 0 minutes
250ml Amber Candy Syrup @ 0 minutes
1.4Kg Sorghum Syrup @ 0 minutes
*** Cold Crash for 30 minutes ***
2 packets of US-05 American Ale Yeast
I also dry hopped this beer with 3oz (84g) of Chinook Hops at 7 days. Sampling just before bottling I get Hop bitterness, hop bitterness and then a big dose of tropical flavours. And I also put 1 teaspoon of Calcium carbonate post fermentation.