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…
I need some Bud Light! Dry hopping experiments. pic.twitter.com/1In1ENNDT2
— Andrew Rohne (@HamBrew807) May 9, 2015
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!