Weed Beer?

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

  1. mintjellie

    mintjellie Defender (630) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    Legalization would remove the gangs and cartels from the equation overnight. Do Pfizer and Eli Lilly hold shootouts in the street at night over control of the antidepressant market?
     
  2. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    No they dont, but it would be a lot cooler if they did ;)
     
  3. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    it's actually chemistry. fats are nonpolar, THC is non polar, water is polar. alcohol can dissolve both polar and nonpolar things because of how the molecule is arranged.
     
  4. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (160) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois
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    Actually, eating the herb is the only way to O.D. on it, but I would wash it down with a good beer.
     
  5. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (267) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    We don't know very much about you, so it's not helping your case. A person can have incredible ideas but if he can't write them properly, everyone will think he is an idiot.
     
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  6. orcrist_cleaver

    orcrist_cleaver Savant (949) May 3, 2014 New York
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    As pot is now legal in what are arguably the two-leading states in the craft brew movement, is there anything in line for a pot-infused beer? Hemp oil seems to translate well to beer, and to my knowledge, Humboldt Hemp Ale is the only example. Your thoughts on these two movements aligning in the future.
     
  7. zid

    zid Crusader (743) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    My thoughts: The beer world could do with less attention grabbing novelties rather than more.
     
  8. beersdmf17

    beersdmf17 Zealot (518) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    O'Fallon has done Hemp Hop Rye
     
  9. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    too pricey
     
  10. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Washington leading the country in craft...? :p

    For starters, the only way to get an end-product with active cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) would be to brew with an (alcohol or similar) extract. THC and other "actives" aren't water soluble, so simply adding them to the brewing process, or dry-hopping with flowers (buds, nugs) at the end, would only impart some flavor/aroma, but not actives.

    If you were to use an extract, though, sure. They're commonly called "tincture" in the medical scene, and making a "green beer" is probably as simple as adding enough tincture to your brewing process.

    Also, besides that Humboldt beer, Uinta's Dubhe and O'Fallon's Hemp Hop Rye use hemp seed oil off the top of my head. I'm sure there's more
     
  11. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    1) lagunitas

    2) much like vanilla being added to beer rarely being as good as "the vanilla note" of an oak bourbon barrel, i doubt weed could ever add as much goodness (flavor-wise) as weed-like hops. the real thing isn't always better.

    3) sure, why not.

    4) i didn't know they legalized pot in VT.
     
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  12. RBCORCORAN

    RBCORCORAN Aspirant (239) May 18, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Make a batch of green dragon then add to beer or drink on the side. I prefer it by itself.
     
  13. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (348) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    My input might be relevant as I've had homebrew that was legally made with hash oil.

    • I had both an IPA and Honey Porter. So two of the basic spectrum of styles.
    • In the IPA besides the obvious effects of the weed it was very pleasant tasting. Only detraction taste wise was the slight grassy note (think lawn clippings) in the finish. In the porter it was completely unnoticeable. The nose in the IPA suffered a bit because it smelled like weed, literally. The porter you couldn't tell until it warmed.
    • The effects where as expected except I was surprised how fast it worked I could feel it before I finished the beer. So maybe 10 or 20 minutes.

    My conclusion is it's never going to improve the taste of any beer in the same way adding fruit, spices, or other specialty ingredients would and therefore not a viable ingredient in that regard. However, it was an enjoyable experience and while it didn't enhance the flavor or my enjoyment of the beer itself the important thing is it didn't detract from it.
     
  14. fuhkyou

    fuhkyou Aspirant (205) Feb 20, 2013 Idaho

    Don't know if this has been brought up before but since the weed is legal in Washington, Colorado, and possibly other/s is there any publicly available beer made with at least a bit of the herb added?

    Buzz beer... lol
     
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  15. Warg68

    Warg68 Initiate (111) Jun 10, 2015 Illinois

    Some mention of this in the home brew forum but have not heard of a commercial beer yet. A few with Hemp. Humboldt Brewing.
     
  16. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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  17. lgmol

    lgmol Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Nova Scotia (Canada)

    Someone in my homebrew club made one - it was surprisingly good!
     
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  18. BongRattlingBass

    BongRattlingBass Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2015 Illinois
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    That beer could be useful as bong water.
     
  19. Strangestbrewer

    Strangestbrewer Initiate (177) Oct 17, 2014 Oregon
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    I don't think the TTB would ever allow it, at least not anytime soon. There's been a few with hemp seeds or some other non-thc weed related products, but not bud.

    I've had a few homebrewed versions to varied success, most of them not so good, and at best have been average.
     
  20. Stezz420

    Stezz420 Devotee (412) Sep 25, 2014 Illinois
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    I think your better off just smoking it while you drink your tasty beer to complament each other. I do it all the time, I mean never inhale I just like the way it smells ;)
     
  21. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Savant (976) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Like with anything its probly best by itself in it own form and way of doing things Nd i would see it as a novelty anyway, plus i dont smoke and some beers already come across as that type smell, (hop hunter) Ex; Its kinda like this place by me makes pork roll (taylor ham for some of you) into the shape of a hot dog, to eat like a hot dog but you know, its better in the original way.
     
  22. Crim122

    Crim122 Aspirant (251) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina
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    I dont like to mix the two, I get the spins terribly.
     
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  23. Gemmell

    Gemmell Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2014 Illinois
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    Our next President ladies and gentleman...
     
  24. AWolfAtTheDoor

    AWolfAtTheDoor Disciple (331) Oct 30, 2005 Washington
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    It won't happen because anyone who has tried them has come to the conclusion that it ruins both your stash and the beer that you tried to put it into. They taste terrible, it's just a stupid novelty. Keep the two separate.
     
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  25. BenOdeski

    BenOdeski Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2014 Texas

    if hombrewed into an dipa recipe you wont taste it. I mean I wouldn't know, but a friend told me
     
  26. SamN

    SamN Crusader (704) Aug 7, 2009 Colorado

    But aren't cannabinoids soluble in alcohol? I've had tinctures that are basically buds soaked in Everclear, delivered via an eyedropper, so couldn't a very high ABV beer (ilike a imperial IPA) effectively leech THC and create a psychoactive effect?
     
  27. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Savant (975) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Fat solubility I believe. An oatmeal stout would be a great candidate... so I have heard.
    Also Dad and Dudes made Indica and Sativa IIRC for GABF this year using cannibanoids but no THC.
     
  28. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    No, the suits are more insidious in their "shoot outs", at the very least disputes are handled on the golf course or at the country clubs.
     
  29. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Seriously well said...ahem pumpkin beers.
     
  30. HorseheadsHopHead

    HorseheadsHopHead Champion (838) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Just drink IPAs with Simcoe hops. Heavily Simcoe-hopped beer smells like weed to me. Especially Smuttynose Finestkind.
     
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  31. JaefromLA

    JaefromLA Initiate (0) May 19, 2015 California
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    They already have this at the legal Marijuana spots. First saw this over a year ago probably. There is THC infused into it.
     
  32. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,246) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    I'll be the mom because I am seven pages late. Marijuana would not impart any appreciable flavor to beer and because it is fat soluable would also not impart any effects. Have you had that Peace hemp seed cereal from that cult guy in India. Like that. Gruit beer though . . .
     
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  33. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (3,949) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota
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    Weed beer would undoubtedly be a waste of good pot and good beer.
     
  34. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (160) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois
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    You're the best Mom, hemp seed cereal? Do seeds have any effect? My Mom likes the gummy bears :D
    Seriously, aren't hops and hemp part of the same genus? The smell of IPA's reminded myself of weed, which I do like and drew me to them and combining them in the traditional sense, sip and smoke makes the most sense to me.
    Drinking a beer that gets you buzzed and drunk? I'm assuming you could only have one or two and then switch to a non cannabis beer just like eating "baked"cookies or brownies and in my Moms case, gummy bears
     
  35. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Disciple (303) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    ;);)o_Oo_O
     
  36. Dan_K

    Dan_K Disciple (384) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    It's illegal to make such a thing.
     
  37. scottbrew4u

    scottbrew4u Savant (989) Feb 2, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Had a Homebrew amber ale about 8% abv that had a lot of buds in it from someone's homegrown. It did in fact give a buzz similar to smoking herb but it did not last as long. It took over an ounce of bud in a 5 gallon batch and yes there was a vegetal taste that was tough to get past. Point being it is not cost effective and will probably not happen in production.
     
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