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Offline MarcInDavis

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Hop Water recipe
« on: February 27, 2019, 03:08:27 PM »
Has anybody experimented making Lagunitas Hop Water?  Not the stuff with THC just the plain no alcohol, no calorie water - think hop flavored La Croix. Here is what we know:

  • Carbonated water
    Citra, Equinox, and Centennial hops
    Lactic acid
    Nutritional brewer's yeast
    liquid stevia
    “Natural flavors”

They claim the yeast is there for hop biotranformation but I suspect it just adds a beer smell/taste.
Not sure what natural flavors they are referring to or even if that is an additional ingredient or simply refers to the flavors of the other ingredients.

I’d love to have some of this on tap for non drinkers and “spacer” beverage to have between beers. Before I start experimenting hoping someone here has started the processe.

Offline Robert

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Re: Hop Water recipe
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 06:37:16 PM »
Nutritional yeast is dead, so no biotransformation there, you're probably right about it giving a beery flavor.  I think the real trick is that most of the compounds in hops are not that readily water soluble.  They've got some secret sauce they ain't tellin'.
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Offline hfidek

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Re: Hop Water recipe
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 12:53:00 AM »
did you ended trying to make a clone?
i tried a few different brand of hop water and lagunitas is by far the best one.
the only catch is the price 5$ a 4pack.

Offline MNWayne

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Re: Hop Water recipe
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 01:29:04 PM »
Would hop oils dissolve in grain alcohol? Maybe a little Everclear is involved? Possibly some gypsum to jack the sulfate and hop character?
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Re: Hop Water recipe
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Hop Water recipe
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 12:27:42 AM »
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Offline MarcInDavis

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Re: Hop Water recipe
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 07:30:30 PM »
A few places have posted a generic hop water recipe and I am using that and the info I have from Lagunitas to try a 2.5 gallon batch.  I'm using my water with no additions.  Here is what I will be doing:

1. Add water to kettle
2. Boil for 10 minutes to sterilize
3. Chill to 170F
4. Lower pH by adding lactic acid to 4.6 or lower
5. Add hops (3g per gallon) and let stand/whirlpool for 20 mins - Cita (3g), Eukanot (3g), and Centennial (1.5g)
6. Filter out hops with cheesecloth or a mesh bag
7. Cool to serving temp
8. Stevia and nutritional yeast powder to taste
9. Carbonate
10. Drink

I'll be brewing this weekend and pen to any thoughts before my brew.  I'll post the results when I'm done.

Cheers to dry January!