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Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:58:58 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/11/14/colorado-homebrewers-get-high-off-pot-beer/?intcmp=features

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Now marijuana and beer will soon become a legal combination, at least for home brewers in Colorado and Washington. With the passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado and Washington Initiative 502 last week--which legalizes adult marijuana possession, cultivation and sales in the two states--home brewers may be able to legally add marijuana to their recipes.

hmmmmm. 


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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 03:25:52 PM »
I've tried a couple 'medical' soda products here in CA and they were not so much. and man, you think hops are expensive? even with the new laws I suspect prices will stay more or less the same so 1.50/oz v. 300/oz? I'm not experimenting anytime soon and technically it's been a 'legal combination' for me for years now.

Given that many of the active compounds in MJ need to be dehydrated to have a psycoactive effect I suspect that putting it in beer would be a non-starter. but I could be wrong.

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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 03:32:47 PM »
I know a homebrewer that has already done it here in CO.
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 03:40:28 PM »
I've tried a couple 'medical' soda products here in CA and they were not so much. and man, you think hops are expensive? even with the new laws I suspect prices will stay more or less the same so 1.50/oz v. 300/oz?


I've been talking about this for a long time with my brother in-law and the only thing holding it up is money. I would like to hear if it is even worthwhile before I invest in my own experiments. 

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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 06:11:24 PM »
I've tried a couple 'medical' soda products here in CA and they were not so much. and man, you think hops are expensive? even with the new laws I suspect prices will stay more or less the same so 1.50/oz v. 300/oz?


I've been talking about this for a long time with my brother in-law and the only thing holding it up is money. I would like to hear if it is even worthwhile before I invest in my own experiments.

Personally, I'd rather just add some to my Guinness brownie recipe.
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 07:12:58 PM »
i think if you put pot in your beer, you are doing it wrong.
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 08:43:56 AM »
Pretty sure you'll be a lot happier putting hops in your beer and smoking the pot.
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 09:05:03 AM »
Well, every time I brew, the hubby comments that the apartment smells like Grape-Nuts and weed....

/No intentions of making any secret additions to my beer any time soon.
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 09:48:25 AM »
I don't think the legal implications have really been what's holding people back.
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 09:56:29 AM »
This just cracks me up. You have brewers out there that illegally smoke pot that would never consider putting it in their beer and will now consider it because it may be legal???
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 10:01:10 AM »
Some have reported that the water from making "bubble-hash" is good for brewing. But as thc is fat soluble I have to wonder. That being said- alcohol is a great solvent and one can always add it to their beer. ;)
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 12:49:09 PM »
so do people really have this much excess weed that they have to do things like this to get rid of it?!?

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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 01:07:54 PM »
That being said- alcohol is a great solvent and one can always add it to their beer. ;)

Hypothetically, were it to be legal, a grain alcohol hash tincture would be an excellent addition to one's liquor cabinet. Especially if one had chronic back pain.
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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 01:13:30 PM »
That being said- alcohol is a great solvent and one can always add it to their beer. ;)

Hypothetically, were it to be legal, a grain alcohol hash tincture would be an excellent addition to one's liquor cabinet. Especially if one had chronic back pain.

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Re: Pot beer could be next high for some home brewers
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 01:31:52 PM »
so do people really have this much excess weed that they have to do things like this to get rid of it?!?

The definition of "excess" would be very subjective. For some ingestion is the only route of administration that is open to them.
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