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Old 03-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Smoking Hops

Now before you make any sort of judgment, please hear me out for one moment. I was making a 90 min. IPA yesterday evening. I was imitating the dogfish head method of continually adding hops over the course of the boil. I placed all my hops in large glass, and shook them up to get them mixed up, allowing for a good sampling of each hop every time I threw a couple pellets in the boil. Any ways, there was a decent amount of powdered hops left in the bottom of the glass, or "shake" if you would call it that. I'm not particularly fond of smoking cigarettes, but my roommate has been rolling his own (w/ a filter) for the last month or so, and they're pretty tasty. So, after some thought and a few beers, I figured "why not?" My roommate put some of the hop shake in with his tobacco and rolled a nice cigarette. Honestly, it wasn't bad. I think the tobacco was still over powering, but it had a nice aroma and some of the hoppy taste was there. I'm not sure what the harms are of smoking hops, but I don't think it's something I'm going to do on a regular basis. I just thought I'd share, and was interested to see if anyone else has tried this out.



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Old 03-24-2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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I'd say you have 6, maybe 8 hours to live.

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Old 03-24-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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I got bored (and curious) one weekend and put some year old chinook in my hookah with some vanilla flavored tobacco.

Didn't taste good. Didn't taste bad. Just tasted like smoking a flower. Would not do it again. Does not get you 'high' at all.

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Old 03-24-2008, 02:27 PM   #4
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It is only vaguely related to pot. I thought you were putting them in a smoker to make a smoked porter or something.

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i thought this was going to be about smoking homegrown hops as a way to dry them....

i guess i was wrong.

still, id be curious about the effects of my mistaken idea.

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I had the same thought as Air Pirate. I thought you tossed some hops in your smoker.

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i thought this was going to be about smoking homegrown hops as a way to dry them....
Yup, that's what i was thinking...
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Sure gives me an idea though! I'm throwing some hops into the smoker for my next smoked porter!!!!!

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well let us know how it turns out if you do it

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...I thought you were putting them in a smoker to make a smoked porter or something.
What I was thinking as well.

I've read that smoking hops can give a relaxed state similar to cannabis (try erowid.org for more info).

I've tried it, it's not unpleasent taste-wise but a whole hop 'joint' didn't touch me.

I even had a whole lot of lupulin glands in the bottom of my hop dryer that I scraped up and 'spotted'. Again nothing.

I have also heard making a strong hop tea will give some relaxation but I haven't tried it.

It doesn't surprise me that the hops have some psychoactive ingredients.

Maybe it's just me but a beer drinking buzz is quite different than the buzz I get from consuming an equivalent amount of alcohol in other non-beer drinks.

Apparently the hop pickers are very chatty in the middle of the day and then all asleep at the end of the day just from the absorbtion of the oils through their hands.


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