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Old 10-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Just brewed a small batch hemp beer Saturday....anybody ever do a hemp brew? Oh and it's gluten free too

Old 10-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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Basically a waste of "hemp" if you are just throwing into the boil, if I understand the chemistry correctly.

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Old 10-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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If my chemistry is correct Tetrahydrocannabinol is alcohol soluble. I imagine if it was soaked in a strong alcohol(such as vodka) for sterilization of the hemp*. The Tetrahydrocannabinol would create a solution with the alcohol and both could be added near the end of the fermentation process.

Old 10-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Dry "hop"? I hope the mods don't shut this one down. It is legal in one form or another in many, many states.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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THC is alcohol soluble. Your best extraction method is done high proof alcohol. I've ground and dissolved "hemp" in a small amount of grain alcohol before and it makes for an awesome mix drink.

However, using enough hemp for a 5 gal batch would be crazy expensive.

With all that said, I think your best bet would be to grind and soak the hemp in grain alcohol for a few days, strain, and add that mixture to a batch at bottling/kegging.

Old 10-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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Kettlehouse in Missoula, MT has long made a "Bongwater" Hemp beer. Maybe they could give you some tips?

Old 10-02-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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I've done it. Substituted half of my hop additions. Worked better than expected.

Old 10-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Phunhog View Post
Dry "hop"? I hope the mods don't shut this one down. It is legal in one form or another in many, many states.
But not enough of them...


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