Monday, May 25, 2015

How to make Tangerine High-PA (Weed Beer Recipe) - In A Colorado Minute (Week 264)

How to make Tangerine High-PA (Weed Beer Recipe) - In A Colorado Minute (Week 264)

This week's video gives you a very fast overview of how to make a special kind of weed beer: a Tangerine High PA (a citrusy India Pale Ale brewed with Tangerine strain marijuana).

This video is really more of a 1-minute "teaser video" for the recipe itself (http://movingpostcard.com/weed-beer) and for the longer and more detailed video that I released via Slate for 4/20: "High-PA - A detailed recipe for a delicious cannabis-infused IPA from a Colorado brewmaster".

Please keep in mind that making such a beer with its marijuana ingredient may not be legal where you live. So please check your local laws before trying this out. However, I can attest to how delicious this same recipe is without the weed element. So it's definitely worth brewing "just" as a marijuana-free IPA.

A big huge thank you to GJ and Philip, the makers of this beer, for letting me film their whole process and answering all my questions during production and post-production. I learned a lot!

Some of the things I learned:

Hops and cannabis are related plants and therefore compliment each other well. Trying to create a hoppy beer with a cannabis addition is therefore a rather logical conclusion.

But you can't just drop some hash oil into a store-bought beer and expect the same results. There are different recipes out there for infusing or brewing beer with marijuana. This particular recipe was tinkered with to perfection to create the right balance between certain hops with a citrus flavor and the Tangerine strain, which has a citrus aroma. Tangerine is a sativa-dominant hybrid, which has an uplifting cerebral effect.

Thank you also to Ayana Morali from Slate Magazine for picking up the video and all the creative input during post-production.

And as so often, thank you to Jason Matherne for the music used in this video: "Bloody Hell"

Find the recipe on the website for my Moving Postcard video series: http://movingpostcard.com/weed-beer

How To Make The Ultimate Weed Beer: Tangerine High-PA