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Old 10-06-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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A coworker of mine tried growing some hops this year. Yield wasn't very good, was way too wet where he planted them. Anyway, he just told me that his daughter (late teens, and has tried many good beers) was curious and bit a hop cone the other day. He brought this up since I'd given him a DFH 90 minute IPA to try, and he said his daughter was saying it was hoppy, but compared to the raw hops, not so much.

Anyone else ever done this?


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Old 10-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Tated a hop? Of course. Not a whole one but a couple pieces. Who hasn't?



HMMMM I wonder what chocolate covered hopcones would taste like? Or bacon flavored. Or Chocolate/bacon covered....(I'm getting a gastro-boner thinking about it.)


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Gastro-boner? what the

Ever pop a pellet? Classic!

It's a ritual. Kinda like kissing the first fish caught. the hardest part is poping one yourself and keeping a straighyt face when you convince your un-awares that they are tasty.
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Ever pop a pellet? Classic!

It's a ritual. Kinda like kissing the first fish caught. the hardest part is poping one yourself and keeping a straighyt face when you convince your un-awares that they are tasty.
No never popped a pellet, only from a fresh cone.
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HMMMM I wonder what chocolate covered hopcones would taste like? Or bacon flavored. Or Chocolate/bacon covered....(I'm getting a gastro-boner thinking about it.)
Maybe a hop fondue...?
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The hop pellet is a great tool to use before going to someones home you know is a horrible cook. That way you don't have to taste anything. It is like the suicide pill for your palate.
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the hops cones eaten like this are very good for the digestive system, helping with you bowel movements. They taste like bitter and its hard to get down, but if you can handle it , they definitely help with stomach aches. You can also make a tea for the same results, and make a hop pillow to induce sleep, giving you those sweet dreams of rivers flowing with beer and redwoods raining down hop cones. What a great gift these plants are!

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Steamed hops are very good, but you need to use low AA hops.

Worst case: I ate a pellet of an experimental 19.8% AA hop. At a beer fest. May as well have tossed out the rest of my tickets for all I could taste afterward.
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the hops cones eaten like this are very good for the digestive system, helping with you bowel movements. They taste like bitter and its hard to get down, but if you can handle it , they definitely help with stomach aches. You can also make a tea for the same results, and make a hop pillow to induce sleep, giving you those sweet dreams of rivers flowing with beer and redwoods raining down hop cones. What a great gift these plants are!
classic... reminds me of my chewing days (Kodiak )
That stuff could cure anything!
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correct me if I'm wrong... but with all this talk of consuming hops and the benefits there of, I'd like to remind you all of that special ingredient in hops.. estrogen???? It's not that eating hops will cure what ailments you have, it's just that with the "equipment" interoperability and growth of manbreasts... you forget about everything else


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