I know its undesirable, but I had a friend request it. I think he had some Heineken (the OLD stuff, when it was still hoppy) sit outside of his garage too long and the hops where bitten by the light.
Well this friend also like other ... "skunky" things and he fell in love with those heinekens and requested I make a batch to match that flavor cause it paired well with his other... skunky things.
The question is this. I've heard that the skunk flavor from those lagers comes from the light exposure (in the green bottles) to the hops. Is there a way to accelerate this process? If its green glass, then is it blue light waves? Whats the actuall chemical reaction? What type of hops work best?
What makes the hops skunky?
I know most of you will tell me I'm dumb for even trying such feats, but I'm just saying for argument sakes.
Looking to brew a LePew