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Old 12-14-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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Hop Vodka I said!
I heard someone talking about this somewhere, basicbrewingradio? here in this forum?
So I picked up a 375ml bottle of Grey Goose, and tossed some hops in there.
I remember my unknown sorce saying that they added only a few hop flowers. For reasons not worth rehashing here, I cracked open a 3 ounce pack of Centennial (7.5%) pellets and tossed that in. It makes sense as you see vodka with everything else infused. At least I think it sounds tasty.
Has anyone else done this?
I poured 2 shots out of the bottle, and then poured in the hops. Both came right out of the freezer, and then once combined were left on the counter.
I'm planning on letting it sit for a few days at room temp to let the hop pellets break down, and then back into the freezer for a few weeks. Then at that point I'm going to strain the vodka with cheese cloth or something like that to get a less chunky liquid.
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(sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, I mean geez, I had to take those two shots....)



 
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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I'm thinking this is going to be a little intense. Let us know how it turns out.



 
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:22 AM   #3
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I'm thinking this is going to be a little intense. Let us know how it turns out.
Yeah, I just looked at the bottle and as the hops are unpelleting they are expanding, and have taken up all of the vodka.
So I opened the bottle to see if there was much pressure, and there was some.
I put a drinking glass upside down over the bottle and then put that in the sink, just in case.
But while it was open it smelled very strong.
I will update.

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:33 AM   #4
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When I hear hop vodka I think Dogfish Head 120.

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:40 AM   #5
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Undrinkable is what you will have. Does the phrase "everything in moderation" ring a bell? I like this idea, I would try a few leaf hops in some cheap vodka for a few days.

Don't toss it out however, save if for filling your airlocks.

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:46 AM   #6
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Don't toss it out however, save if for filling your airlocks.
That was my first though... "I'd never drink it, but wouldn't that smell great in an airlock!?"

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:54 AM   #7
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Undrinkable is what you will have. Does the phrase "everything in moderation" ring a bell? I like this idea, I would try a few leaf hops in some cheap vodka for a few days.

Don't toss it out however, save if for filling your airlocks.
So you've not tried it before?

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:26 PM   #8
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I have a feeling you'll be filtering this through a coffee filter and diluting it with more vodka. Or, after filtering, you could add it to your beer at bottling for hop aroma.

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:28 PM   #9
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I have a feeling you'll be filtering this through a coffee filter and diluting it with more vodka. Or, after filtering, you could add it to your beer at bottling for hop aroma.
After reading the other replies, I figured I had gone too far.
So that actually was what I was thinking.
Filter thru coffee filter, dilute with more vodka, and then add to keg!

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:10 PM   #10
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If you've ever tasted a hop cone or pellet, you know it's disgusting. I bet this vodka will taste the same. However.... I bet it will go marvelously as a dry hop substitute.


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