Using hops to make a wash

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Using hops to make a wash

Postby handsapockets » Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:57 am

Had good success in growing hops here is West Quebec. Have two large ziplock bags of fresh hops in the freezer.

Would like to use the hops in a wash to hypothetically distill into “something” most likely using the alembic dome on a Turbo 500. I haven’t come across a wash that incorporates hops in a way that the flavour will carry thu.

Any suggestions…

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Re: Using hops to make a wash

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 01, 2024 11:07 am

Good are best left to beer.
The oils in the hops make an absolute mess of stills
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Re: Using hops to make a wash

Postby Golly » Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:34 am

Using them in a hop basket is your best bet. The bitterness from boiling them too long would not be pleasant
You could also make a hop tincture with some of your neutral alcohol, and then dose your soda water with a few drops rather than making kegs of hop water.
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Re: Using hops to make a wash

Postby oddian » Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:37 am

What about a "Hopped Gin"? I've heard that either before or after distillation they add a unique flavour to your gin profile.

https://theginisin.com/botanicals-list/ ... 20an%20IPA.

If you try it, let us know, I'd love to hear how it goes.
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