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Weed beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by crusian, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

  2. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    The fact of the matter is this is all speculative people are saying why they think it can't be done but since it hasn't been tried extensively due to marijuana's Illegal status words prove nothing no matter how intelligent they seem. Look at Canna Cola its just soda yet their is THC in it and it doesn't have the benefit of having any ingredients that are capable of extracting THC yet somehow it exisits. The question is not whether beer can be made to contain THC but if the resulting beer would be considered a "craft beer" that has merit on a site such as this or just another intoxicant.
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  3. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    my mind was just blown. nice packaging.
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  4. Zach136

    Zach136 Advocate (610) Georgia Jun 17, 2012 Verified

  5. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    yeah just found out about the soda yesterday seemed like it was pretty relevant and would shut some people up lol
  6. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

  7. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    yeah they won't even allow caffeine and booze, RIP 4lokos.
  8. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    they are related so I can see someone making a beer that would pair the two nicely. Although I think It would be more for aroma and not for the effects of cannabis. Something brewed specifically to get you just high and drunk would probably taste terrible and would just be a gimmick that belongs in craft beer as much as mike's hard lemonade does.
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  9. heyduke

    heyduke Aficionado (205) Colorado Jan 14, 2011 Verified

    Funny I bought it here in Colorado!
  10. heyduke

    heyduke Aficionado (205) Colorado Jan 14, 2011 Verified

    Goes into effect in WA tommorrow not in CO yet.
  11. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (665) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    Just send me all your weed and I will test brew with it. ;-)
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  12. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    passed n Nov 6, it said 30 days...??
  13. heyduke

    heyduke Aficionado (205) Colorado Jan 14, 2011 Verified

    The politicians are still trying to figure all the particulars out!
  14. BelgianBrews

    BelgianBrews Initiate (15) Sep 14, 2012

    THC is fat soluble, which means it is also soluble in ethanol. Take THC oil or hash, disolve it an ethanol solution such as everclear, and add that tincture to finished beer. Voila, beer that makes you stoned.
  15. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Savant (405) Jun 27, 2007

    me = jealous!
  16. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

  17. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    your avatar was destined for this comment
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  18. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (390) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Hemptologist anyone?
  19. hudsonvalleyslim

    hudsonvalleyslim Savant (390) Massachusetts May 29, 2003 Subscriber

    Hops are a botanical cousin to cannibis, but I gots to say, at a brewfest near Boston maybe 4-5 years back, a west coast brewer had a hemp-brew that was laced with weed. Can't say I didn't enjoy it.
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  20. I believe hops are in the cannabis family.
  21. crusian

    crusian Advocate (640) Oregon May 14, 2010

    Hey, i heard that hops are in the same family....
  22. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (425) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    idk if anyone mention this yet but did you guys know that hops and weed are related?
  23. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (675) California Apr 17, 2012 Verified

    Port did an IPA that had a strong weed aroma, called homegrown.

    I've also had home brew with weed in it, it was horrible. The person brewing was not good at it, so don't blame the plant.
  24. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Savant (405) Jun 27, 2007


    have you ever had a beer made with weed?????
  25. Lucidious

    Lucidious Initiate (0) California Nov 15, 2012

    This is definitely one for the home brewers... jRocco nailed it. It has happened and it will happen and if you can get your hands on some or brew some then pop on Dark Side of the Moon and crack that sucker open.
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  26. mporter13

    mporter13 Aficionado (175) Oregon Jul 13, 2011

    I'm just thinking how much that would cost. My last homebrewed ipa used about 6 oz of hops altogether for a 5 gallon batch. A commercially produced weed beer would have to cost an astronomical amount
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  27. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Champion (805) North Carolina Oct 2, 2012 Verified

    I do know this brewery that doesn't bottle in Asheville, NC called The Wedge makes a hemp ale.
  28. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (605) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    I bet George Washington'd drink it, man . . .

    and you know what, man . . .

    Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington, man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him and a bottle of this, man, when he come in the door, man, she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.
  29. DimensionX

    DimensionX Savant (335) Oregon Oct 1, 2010

  30. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (335) New York May 15, 2011 Verified

    The fun part is doing a drops test to decide how much is needed per 12 oz bottle.
  31. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Florida Jun 24, 2010

    Federal law doesn't regulate the minimum drinking age. Each state can choose their own drinking age, the federal government just reserves the right to withhold transportation funding from any state with a drinking age under 21.
  32. drewba

    drewba Savant (375) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    Shit man, you're still high!
  33. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Savant (405) Jun 27, 2007

    We need anything we can get, to deal with this season!
  34. i've asked about this before on here and both times it got deleted..lol
    times have changed
    but i saw a book called Marijuana Beer: How to Make Your Own Hi-Brew Beer.
    its out of print but you can find it on line for like 100 bucks
  35. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (675) California Apr 17, 2012 Verified

    Man I could only imagine the price of a 6 pack made with kind bud.
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  36. jimcivis

    jimcivis Zealot (90) Tennessee Nov 27, 2010

    But it is alcohol-soluble
  37. Rutager

    Rutager Advocate (725) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 18, 2010 Verified Subscriber

    Weed really doesn't taste very good in anything. Smoke weed, drink beer.
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  38. Googs

    Googs Savant (360) New York Apr 19, 2012

    Couldn't you make a very big beer, say 18% - 29% ABV with bud by freezing out the water like HoTD's Dave? Throw it in a barrel and let it age for awhile? Choices would be endless. Fact of the matter is that people will start experimenting more and more with this bud beer idea and someone's gonna strike gold. I've had greendragon before, made by a friend, and man..that shit really fucks you up.:D The Bruery would totally do something like this if it we're legal. Hell...brew me an opium beer guys
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  39. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (400) Illinois May 18, 2011

    The real question here is, what beer goes best with weed? (I'm putting Alpha King down as my vote).
  40. Soak the bud in cold water to extract the chlorophyll and other nasty compounds. Don't ask me how I know this.
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