Dry Hopped Bud Light!

I know some local bloggers did a “hop class” where it looked like they dry hopped Bud Light.  Since I couldn’t go, I filed the idea in my mind somewhere.  At one point while drinking at the LHBS, I brought up the idea, where we immediately started making fun of Bud Light.  I later Googled it and found a very descriptive post from Bertus Brewery and decided to do the experiment myself.

The short of it is to add 2-4 pellets of hops to Bud Light, let it sit for 3 days, cold crash the hops, and then enjoy.

I had in my inventory on the day before I started typing this some Amarillo, Cascade, Northern Brewer, and Tettanang (good thing Paradise didn’t have those!).  I dropped by Paradise and bought an armload more…

In the list (in case the glare is in the way) with the notes from the pack:

  • 7C’s – floral and citrus aroma
  • Mosaic – an artistic assortment of enticing aromas
  • Simcoe – unique and piney
  • Equinox – Aroma – citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics………
  • Horizon – floral and spicy
  • UK Fuggle – Aroma – pleasant and hoppy (ahem…  Let’s not use “hoppy” to describe hops! All hops are “hoppy”!!!)
  • Columbus – Pungent
  • Galena – Aroma – citrus
  • Zythos – no notes (it’s a mystery!)
  • NZ Green Bullet – Subtle spicyness
  • El Dorado – nothing on the pack, but from Midwest Supplies – bright tropical fruit flavors and aromas of pear, watermelon, and stone fruit
  • Soriache Ace – Unique tones of lemon and dill
  • Australian Galaxy – Citrus and passionfruit

And the ones I already have:

  • Amarillo – Floral, tropical, and citrus (lemon, orange and grapefruit) characteristics
  • Cascade – Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
  • Northern Brewer – Medium intensity, pine and mint characteristics
  • Tettanang – Noble aroma that is pleasant and spicy

I’m looking forward to this!

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That’s a lot of bottled water!

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Staging a fake proposal in front of everyone? So #UpForWhatever is #UpForBeingADoucheBag???

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Seven bottles of water, 17 bottles of hop water.