Chelan is a privately patented bittering hop and daughter to Galena. Developed by John I. Haas, Inc. and grown exclusively in Washington State, it was released in 1994 and has found popular use in male styles of ales – particularly American style ales.
Despite being comparable in style, Chelan enjoys higher yields and a higher alpha percentage than its parent Galena. With very high beta acids also, Chelan imparts a strong, almost brutish bitterness.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Strong, brutish bitterness|
|Alpha Acid Composition||12%-15.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||8.5%-11.5%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Early to mid|
|Yield Amount||2460-2910 kg/hectare (2200-2600 lbs/acre)|
|Resistant to||Resistant to verticillium wilt|
|Susceptible to||Moderately susceptible to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 80% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.5-1.9 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||45%-55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||12%-15%|
|Style Guide||American Ale|
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