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Old 03-12-2011, 02:34 AM   #11
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You cannot have beer without hops. You could make a Gruit

One of my friends who has a hop allergy mostly substitutes in yarrow. It's not horrible but it's not great either


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Old 03-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #12
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I'm thinking something more along the lines of lemon grass,with some herbs. It could,in theory,approximate the aroma of the Kent Golding I used in my current batch. If you look at that garden site for some bitter herbs of the right type.


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Old 03-14-2011, 01:33 PM   #13
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I recently had a beer made with Heather Flower rather than hops. It tasted pretty good and if you weren't trying, you really couldn't taste much of a difference.

 
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #14
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I just brewed a beer with no hops for the wife. Not that she doesn't like hops, she just liked this one particular beer. The LHBS had it on tap when we went in. They called it 'Helles'.

Basic extract kit.

6lb Light Malt Extract
.25lb Cara-Pils
.125lb Crystal 20L

.25oz Heathers Tips @60
.25oz Heathers Tips @30
.5oz Chamomile @5

Wyeast 2308 Munich Lager

I haven't tasted mine yet, but what they had in the LHBS was pretty good for a no hop beer.

 
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:08 AM   #15
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I'm planning a similar beer.

A lil lemongrass (little goes a long way)
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:31 AM   #16
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I would also have her clarify the whole allergy reaction she told you. A lot of folks claim or believe they have an allergy to something and they are simply experiencing normal side effects from whatever they had ingested. For example, people tell me they are allergic to narcotics, I then ask what their reaction is, they then explain that they get nausea and that is why they cannot take narcotics. That is a normal side effect to narcotics, and pretty much everyone has that reaction. It's not an allergic reaction. Alcohol side effects include vasodilation which will induce headaches for example. She may be sensitive to certain components however it doesn't sound like a true allergy. She may just have to try out different kind of beers that may not cause a similar effect. I get headaches from cheap beer as well.....however that's still not an allergy. I learned to drink better beer.

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Old 03-26-2011, 03:22 AM   #17
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I had read (correct me if I am wrong) but hops are a critical part of beer nowadays because they act as both a preservative and an antibacterial component of beer, allowing it to be shelved for longer (more then a week or so) without risk of infection.

I was planning to brew a 'gruit' or medieval style beer a couple months ago but abandoned this brew due to the fact that I could not find any of the herbs (such as bogwort) and decided that an infection/low shelf life was not worth it.

If its safe to brew beer (and keep it for a long time) without hops, I would love to know because a medieval ale is something I have been aching to try.

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:06 PM   #18
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dude i live in boston where is this homebrew happy hour that you speak of. and im pretty sure that all beer is hopped so for her to love beer and be allergic to hops is pretty weird she must like a certain kind of beer and im sure it has hops myabe not alot but it must have some. how would she know what beer tastes like? does she drink non-hopped beer? and im pretty sure you get put to death of you dont use hops in your beer. maybe just lie to her and tell her there is no hops in it !

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:11 PM   #19
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My son claims to be allergic to baked potatoes and broccoli ... but he's not allergic to french fires ... hmmmm
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:15 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Flywheel
My son claims to be allergic to baked potatoes and broccoli ... but he's not allergic to french fires ... hmmmm
Bahahaha.. Been down that road with my kids...


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