Thursday, January 19, 2012

Good idea, BAD execution

I am about to be getting on the airplane bound for 9 or so hours of ass numbing travel in a seat built for someone half my size and a third my weight.... But so what! Headed south for some fun with the wife and a few friends!

Trips like this always make me question my sanity, and I hope that some of you are in the same boat.
That was the thought process that lead me to ask: What are some of your really dumb ideas... or good ideas that went south like a beach bum looking for the sun?

This is one of mine... Hop Extract!

You’ve probably made vanilla extract by soaking vanilla beans in vodka. If you’ve never done it, I almost guarantee that you know someone who has... Me for example!

Well, what’s good for the goose right? Hops are high dollar and more that once I’ve been left  wanting to add a little kick to a less-than-stellar beer. A hop vodka would fit the bill nicely!

Good idea, bad execution!
I used hop pellets and filled the flask bottle half full then added the white likker POOF! Within an hour, the pellets had swelled (Just as you’d expect) into a thick paste that filled my little bottle like a jar of peanut butter!

Every once in a while, a layer of oil appears on the top, but it’s not hoppy goodness... it’s just goo. Leaf hops would be a better choice, and are a definite candidate for a future experiment!

The good news, and the lesson to be learned here, is that for every great idea there is potential for great failure.

The way I see it, if you are not failing, you’re not trying hard enough to succeed!

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