Hemp beer - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Hemp beer
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 10-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 8
Default Hemp beer

Just brewed a small batch hemp beer Saturday....anybody ever do a hemp brew? Oh and it's gluten free too

hopnasty is offline
Old 10-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 3,785
Liked 479 Times on 325 Posts
Likes Given: 351


Basically a waste of "hemp" if you are just throwing into the boil, if I understand the chemistry correctly.

Reason: edit: in before the lock!
broadbill is offline
Old 10-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Vincennes, Indiana
Posts: 11

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.
hoot is offline
Old 10-02-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,027
Liked 171 Times on 128 Posts
Likes Given: 89


Dry "hop"? I hope the mods don't shut this one down. It is legal in one form or another in many, many states.
Check out my nanobrewery!
Phunhog is offline
Old 10-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Posts: 71
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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.
TIPA0303 is offline
Old 10-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hillhousesawdustco's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: up near babb, mt
Posts: 647
Liked 35 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 24


Kettlehouse in Missoula, MT has long made a "Bongwater" Hemp beer. Maybe they could give you some tips?
hillhousesawdustco is offline
Old 10-02-2013, 03:18 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: oakland, ca
Posts: 211
Liked 64 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 22


I've done it. Substituted half of my hop additions. Worked better than expected.
BoomerHarley is offline
Old 10-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #8
...My Junk is Ugly...
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
BierMuncher's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,358
Liked 773 Times on 430 Posts
Likes Given: 313


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...


BierMuncher is offline
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hemp beer (the right way) evilninja General Beer Discussion 3 02-24-2012 03:39 AM
Is Hemp GF? / First GF Beer! BonneTerre Gluten Free Brewing 6 06-04-2011 06:07 PM
tell me about hemp beer.... ColonelForbin General Beer Discussion 14 09-23-2009 10:10 PM
Hemp beer anyone?? kenmc General Beer Discussion 24 08-04-2005 04:03 PM
Hemp Beer pilkinga Recipes/Ingredients 18 02-21-2005 02:32 PM

Forum Jump