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Discussion in 'General Brewing Techniques' started by RobNewy, 11/7/18.

 

  1. RobNewy

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    Posted 11/7/18
    i had a brain storm today. Maybe it was a brain fart. Not sure yet

    Im wondering if anyone has smoked hops on a smoker to put in an IPA?

    I grabbed 100g Super Alpha, 100g Cluster and 50g of Columbus. All cones

    Im sorta thing of cold smoking them over apple wood.

    Just not sure of the flavour. I saw on an old post, an another site, that someone reckons it may impart an off cheese flavour?

    I thought about doing maybe 50g, then just putting one or 2 in a glass of beer and see what happens as a trial.

    Most info i can find is people just putting fresh hops in bongs.

    Am i totally barking up the wrong tree?

    Any help or ideas would be great.
    Cheers
     
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    Posted 11/7/18
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    This guy is the first thing that came to my mind
     
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  3. RobNewy

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    Posted 11/7/18
    That was one of the first vids that came up when i searched for it on utube
     
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    Posted 14/7/18
    I see no particular reason not to try it except a question over whether the hop would get a bit oxidised during the process? It probably wouldn't but I don't know.

    That said, is there a reason you'd choose to smoke the hops rather than smoking some of the grain?
     
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    Posted 17/7/18
    Is there any reason you wouldn't use something like Liquid Smoke? It's a hickory-smoked fluid that imparts a rich smokey flavour and aroma.
     
  6. RobNewy

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    Posted 18/7/18

    No reason at all actually. I think i got excited.

    Havent been able to do it as ive been crook. Hopefully this weekend
     
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  7. RobNewy

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    Posted 18/7/18
    I have liquid smoke here. May chuck some of that in a glass and see what happens.
    Thanks for the idea
     

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