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Old 11-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers

I think that having it be legalized within the state, the potential for home brewers to add marijuana to their beer is higher than before, director of American Homebrewers Association David Glass told FoxNews.com.

Glass said marijuana would most likely be used as a replacement for hops, one of the primary flavoring ingredients in beer. Hops are the closest related plants to cannabis, so they would be used in similar ways.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/...#ixzz2CE180EVd


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Old 11-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Kinda wish he hadn't said that.


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these guys would drink it
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yeah, that doesn't do much to improve our public image. now folks will start thinking home brewer = pot user.

isn't pot kind of expensive to be using as a dry-hop?

edit: nevermind, they cover the price thing in the article...
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Kinda wish he hadn't said that.
Why? He was just stating fact.

If anyone could see the value of wasting expensive ingredients like weed in a bad tasting beer, it would be a stoner...
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Nothing more than a novelty. Hops have been cultivated to taste good in beer. Marijuana has not. The plants might be closely related but show me some MJ with a reasonable amount of alpha acids, or some hops with high levels of THC. They're no where close to interchangeable.
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so when would be the best time to add marijuana? late in the boil, so they isomerize? (just like you bake pot in brownie for some chemical reason or another...)? or dry-hop?
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"Glass said marijuana would most likely be used as a replacement for hops, one of the primary flavoring ingredients in beer. Hops are the closest related plants to cannabis, so they would be used in similar ways. "

Nettles are in the same family. People don't use nettles and wouldn't get the same result as hops if they did.

I have no doubt that a few people would try this, and that there are people who would pay for it, but I don't think most home brewers or beer drinkers are interested.
It certainly wouldn't give a similar taste and would cost a lot.
Probably not a good return on their pot either compared to other ways of consuming it.
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so when would be the best time to add marijuana? late in the boil, so they isomerize? (just like you bake pot in brownie for some chemical reason or another...)? or dry-hop?
Steep MJ in vodka and add during or after fermentation. The THC will not infuse the wort very well if added to the boil.

Or, save yourself the trouble and smoke, or vaporize, the MJ and drink the beer.
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Idk about that. Back in the day,guys used to make pot tea out of the stems. I keep thinking a pressure cooker worked better though. I guess it's like we used to say-if you remember it clearly,you weren't there.


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