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Title: hemp
Post by: violaleebrews on December 08, 2010, 02:09:26 AM
wondering if anyone has had any experience with recreational hemp, either in addition to or in lieu of hops.  i imagine it would require alot and would not be very cost efficient so i'm hoping to gain some wisdom from anyone who has traveled down that road with any success.

thanks for your input and suggestions.
Title: Re: hemp
Post by: capozzoli on December 08, 2010, 02:28:54 AM


Why would you want to?
Title: Re: hemp
Post by: denny on December 08, 2010, 02:41:39 AM
I've tried it and it's not worth it.  Drink a beer and smoke a joint.
Title: Re: hemp
Post by: chezteth on December 08, 2010, 03:14:24 AM
I've tried it and it's not worth it.  Drink a beer and smoke a joint.

Sounds like some sage advice, Denny!   ;)
Title: Re: hemp
Post by: euge on December 08, 2010, 06:38:03 AM
I've heard all sorts of stories. A tincture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Dragon_%28drink%29) added at bottling/kegging time is the best way. Don't expect that using it like hops will get you anywhere at all.
Title: Re: hemp
Post by: oscarvan on December 08, 2010, 03:47:43 PM
No bittering qualities, unless you get busted.
Title: Re: hemp
Post by: tschmidlin on December 11, 2010, 08:07:57 AM
I've had hemp seed beers and they are really good, the toasted hemp seeds add a nice nutty character, untoasted they seem a bit toasty maybe.  I'm guessing really, I've only had them in a few beers, including one in Switzerland,  but with no similar but undosed beers to compare.

They're totally legal to brew, I think in the US you're just not allowed to plant the seeds.  I had a hemp beer at Hobson's Choice in SF, and AFAIK Kettlehouse in Montana uses hemp seeds to make Fresh Bongwater and Olde Bongwater.  I've had the Fresh, it was good, Olde was a seasonal that I missed.
Title: Re: hemp
Post by: violaleebrews on December 15, 2010, 12:51:44 AM
why?  more like why not?  people make brownies and countless other baked goods.  just figured if anyone had any luck putting it in a brew it'd be a fun way to go.  i wanted to ask this forum before i jumped into anything.  almost everyone here is extremely helpfull.  glad i did.  i never thought about using the seeds, though.  that might be a good way to go.  if i come up with anything i'll let ya'll know. 

thanks for the advise.