Humulus lupulus

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This is a hop plant. It is used as flavoring and natural preservative for brewing beer.
This one has been growing in my backyard cince I was a kid. It is about 25 years old. This thingy is absolutely amazing. When it breaks into bloom and heated by the sun it’s cones has a tantalazing beer aroma. Every year it is trying to seize more and more area of our yard, it climbs on it’s own dried branches that has left since last year. It also makes a good cover from summer heat for my cat :3

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    1. Yeah. I think I need a beer smelling plant. What a great idea.

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    2. @copypaiste: Do you brew your own beer?

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    3. @doc: Nope. But I’d like to try next summer. There must be a simple home recipe or smth. Need to check that out

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    4. @copypaiste: I don’t know exactly what you need, but I know some poor-ass people that brew their own, so it can’t be too expensive. I would guess somewhere around $500, though that may be only if you can find some of the brewing items second-hand.

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    5. @copypaiste: My roommate bought a home brewing kit locally and it wasn’t that much. However he hasn’t stopped drinking his store-bought beer long enough to put it together. lol

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    6. Wonder if they grow in my area. Looks like I’m too far south. Way to far south.

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    7. The kits are really cheap, and if you already d rink, just save the bottles. all in al you shouldn’t spend more than 50 to 100 bucks for a kit and ingredients. The interweb and local stores have kits. Local co ops are also great places to get brewing supplies.

      I have yet to make beer as I don’t like having to do the second fermentation to make it all fizzy.

      I have however brewed mead. Cheap, easy, and a lot stronger than beer. taste better too.

      1 gallon water
      1 quart honey
      Some lemons, sliced
      a few cloves
      a cinnamon stick or two
      1/2 cup ganulated sugar

      Boil together for 10-25 minutes.

      Let cool covered in an ice bath for 10-15 minuts or until liquid is war, but not too hot. remove solid bits.
      Pour into large food grade plastic container (I use a 2-3 gallon water jug.)
      Add 1 packet brewers yeast (preferably for wine to make it stronger)
      Put on lid with a fermentation lock. Or a rubber stopper with a fermentation lock.

      wait 2-6 months.

      Siphon off liquid after yeast are dead and on bottom of container. Strain through coffee filters into another clean container. Bottle. Chill. Drink.

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    8. Don’t you people know? It’s never Lupus!

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    9. @ Jesh

      Isn’t it “Yeah. I think I need a Humulus Lupulus smelling drink. What a great idea.”?

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    10. @jascas_
      I do believe you are correct. And while you’re up, mind getting me a sammich too?

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