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Old 01-08-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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I've seen posts from a couple of you that have made hop tea as a beverage. I'd like some more info on the types of hops you've used and the amount to make a cup or so. I slept like crap last night and might try making hop tea to see if it actually helps or not.


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Old 01-08-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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I would also be interested in this "Hop Tea". I will follow this thread.


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Old 01-09-2008, 02:01 AM   #3
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Doesn't anyone Google any more?

Here's what I found:

http://www.brookstonbeerbulletin.com/hunts-hop-tea/
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:11 AM   #4
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Ive seen hop tea on Hopsdirect.

http://www.hopsdirect.com/hops/holistic.html
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I like the idea of Hop soap ( also on hops direct ). Should have a nice, natural pseudo anti bacterial action.

Also showing up completely sober at work and reeking of Fuggles or Cascade might be fun.
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I made some hop tea from a couple ounces of some hops I got for Christmas. I boiled some water and an ounce of hops for 20 minutes and then threw some in when it had cooled a little bit. Umm...I can't say it was a quaffable beverage but interesting nonetheless. I might have another try someday using just a hot steep.

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Old 01-09-2008, 02:24 AM   #7
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I think Im going to throw an Amarillo pellet or two into a bag of tea when I get home and see how that is.
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I have made it a couple times from the spent leaf hops in my strainer while my wort is cooling.

I use a citrus juicer that looks like a pair of pliers:

I have the yellow one of these around anyway:
http://www.surlatable.com/product/ki...rs%2C+lime+.do

Leaf hops are very compressable, just load it up, squeeze. leave those hops in fill it again, squeeze, I can get probably what was half an ounce of hops in the lemon sized squeezer.

I squeeze into a coffee cup. Rememebr there is some pretty sweet wort in this too.

I ususally get most of a coffee cup of hop tea from a typical APA. One squirt of honey for me, that green stuff is pretty darn bitter.

I sleep like a lamb after that. I have never tried making it from scratch, I think the sweet hot wort in with the squeezins helps make it palatable. Heck, throw some DME in some boiling water and go man.

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Doesn't anyone Google any more?

Here's what I found:

http://www.brookstonbeerbulletin.com/hunts-hop-tea/

Yes Bill, I did Google. And I didn't find much recipe information for hop tea other than on the first couple of pages. I was looking more of a direct type of recipe as in 1oz hop X, 1 oz hop y with hot water is a good combination from someone who actually made it.

The one frickin time other than when I was a Noob that I come here for a little help without searching first and you shxt on me for not looking somewhere else.

(Just kidding Bill, I'm just flipping you a little shxt back). Like anything else I tend to trust recipes I get here, and wanted to hear from a forum member who has made some hop tea.)
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I did an experiment last night with some Simcoe and a couple other hop varieties. Only a couple cones of each and I had some super bitter extreme hop tea, that stripped the lining off my stomach. Once I poured out half and diluted it, I had a fairly decent beverage similar to a regular green tea.

Didn't really help me sleep any better, but it didn't taste bad at all. I think the best way to procede is just to mix small amounts of different hop varieties and see which ones work out.


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