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This is a recipe for hop water, which is like LaCroix flavored with hops. It's super light and refreshing and tastes a bit like beer. However, it doesn't contain any sweeteners, gluten, or alcohol. This means that you can chug this stuff and not get tipsy or tired. Some people want to get tipsy, and those people should check out one of our homebrew recipes. For those who don't, read on.
Hop Water Ingredients1. Water
We used Lemon drop hops, feel free to use any hop variety you prefer
3. Lemon juice
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1. Add water to kettle
2. Boil for 10 minutes
3. Chill to 170F (76.7C)
4. Lower pH by adding lemon juice (to 4.6 or lower) - just a small squirt of lemon juice should be enough
Adding lemon juice while monitoring pH with a meter
5. Add hops (2g per gallon) and let stand for 20 mins (FYI: We used lemon drop hops)
Your hops will start dispersing and dissolving after a while
6. Filter out hops with cheesecloth or a mesh bag
7. Cool to serving temp
The final product was surprisingly clear and extremely refreshing
This recipe is super easy to make and is a great alternative beverage for folks who either don't want to or can't drink alcohol. We highly recommend making some of this stuff! Let us know how yours turned out!