Harwich Hall Of Fame
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 07:14 pm: ||
Ive seen a thread here about smoked hops but no followup on it. Has anyone tried this? How was the result? I'm thinking about doing it but dont want to ruin my fresh hops this season.
Post Number: 1550
|Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 07:26 pm: ||
Smoked hops? I can't decide if that's gross or dumb. Smoking would kill the bitterness (heating hops is a way of accelerating aging). Smoking malt seems like it would be way more predicatable and effective.
Unless you're talking about finishing hops...
Post Number: 3296
|Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 07:38 pm: ||
My vote is for "dumb". Since hops are a close relative of cannabis, my guess is that smoked hops added to the boil would make your beer taste like bongwater.
Post Number: 1721
|Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 09:07 pm: ||
Seems like a waste even for finishing hops. The heat would dry off some of the volitile oils which is what you're wanting from finishing hops.
No one has even piped up with the how do you keep them lit joke?
Belly Buster Bob
Post Number: 2367
|Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 09:11 pm: ||
thanks alot Vance
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 09:26 pm: ||
Smoked hops, yes I have..but not in the fashion this thread is going.
It was a dare, and it was mixed with its relative. Lets just say, never again and I was 21, nuff said.
Post Number: 390
|Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 10:14 pm: ||
I've tried a couple version from homebrewers here, and found them to be very nice, and not at all dumb. The smoked hops were late addition, and I have idea how they were smoked(woods used or length of time), but the resulting IPAs had very nice smokey undertones to them.
Something you guys are might be missing...these were FRESH hops, meaning wet, or homegrown or freshly picked...I've visited hop farms in Oregon and fresh hops are dried in a kiln where they are subjected to heat up to 140*F I believe.