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Hemp Seeds
« on: January 07, 2012, 06:20:39 PM »
The other day I noticed that my local Whole Foods sells hemp seeds in bulk, and I thought I might try them in a beer.  Does anyone have a good idea of what they might contribute flavorwise?

According to what I've found on the internet, they have a flavor that is both "toasty" and "nutty."

I'm thinking maybe 15% of the grist in a basic pale ale recipe.  Thoughts?

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Re: Hemp Seeds
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 06:30:05 PM »
Based on the hemp beers I've tasted, what they contribute is the ability to say "I brewed a hemp beer".  Maybe there are better examples that I haven't tried.
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Re: Hemp Seeds
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 06:34:06 PM »
Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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Re: Hemp Seeds
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 06:44:05 PM »
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Re: Hemp Seeds
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 07:31:14 PM »
They may make you test positive on a wiz quiz.   Best to be pragmatic about it.   ::)
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Re: Hemp Seeds
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 09:01:59 PM »
Nectar Hemp Ale has always been a good beer. Its a brown ale and the hemp seeds do impart a little bit of a nutty flavor. If you want it to be more intense, you should toast them. I think the key to brewing a good hemp ale is to get "inspired" and then brew!
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