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Old 03-13-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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i live in a place where the only option is making your own or flying someplace where its sold. so we take the non-alcoholic version and go from there....now how do i introduce hops into this non-alcoholic version or is that even possible.....its going to be a crap shoot but id like to try....all the other cool ingredients cant be purchased here so i need something simple.......non alcoholic beer, hops, yeast is about it....any suggestions....and thanks

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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Non-alcoholic beer is pretty useless in creating real beer. Added hops might give it a little more aroma but that's it.

So you can get hops and yeast but no malt extract or malted barley?

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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Where do you live?

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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lol- Sounds like hes deployed like me.

NA beer is the most useless substance in the universe
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:05 PM   #5
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the alcohol in beer is created when yeast consume sugar. there is probably not enough fermentable sugar (if any) in non alcoholic beer to create alcohol, so adding hops and yeast isn't going to help your situation.

if you're thinking about adding sugar to n/a beer and trying to ferment that, that sounds gross and i'd advise against it. bakers yeast sprinkled into a bottle of apple juice would probably be a million times tastier, even if you're not a cider fan.

if i was you i'd check out ciders, wines, and mead. you can get juice and honey where you live, right?

edit: this stuff gets rave reviews, uses mostly available ingredients (with the exception of wine yeast) and packs a wallop.


 
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:09 PM   #6
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I'd try and buy some dry malt extract, and make it from scratch. Get some DME, Hops, and Yeast, and start brewing. You literally can't get decent beer from NA beer. There is not enough sugar in the stuff to ferment, and adding more sugar isn't goign to help the flavor at all, even with some real hops.

Hard cider is easy to make, compared to beer if you don't want to take the time to brew.

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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Pregnant women and former alcoholics dig na beer

 
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Who CARES what pregnate women and quitters like!

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To make NA beer, you need to brew something with a low ABV. You then evaporate off the alcohol in an oven. The ability to force carb with CO2 makes this manageable, but it can be bottle conditioned with some trickery.

http://www.byo.com/feature/66.html

BierMuncher and I believe Evan! have done this with success.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #10
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lol- Sounds like hes deployed like me.

NA beer is the most useless substance in the universe
Overheard at Starbuck's : "I'll have a tall, nonfat, decaf latte with Splenda"

Why even bother at that point?

 
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