Carl’s Zero-Carb IPA Beer

This recipe came out of a conversation with a friend’s wife, who told me her hubby ditched the keto diet because he couldn’t give up beer. I went to work on it right away, and came up with a reasonable facsimile.

Start with some dried hops and Irish Whiskey. Soak 4 cups of hops in 750ml of Irish Whiskey. I used Jameson. Make sure the hops are completely soaked, and store in the fridge for at least 5 days. Then you need to squeeze out the whiskey using a cheesecloth or even a pair of nylons. You might end up with about 350 ml of hops-soaked whiskey.

Irish whiskey is made from barley, which is one of the ingredients in an IPA, as is hops. At this point your concoction smells like a very strong IPA. Now you need to dilute it.

Add about a shot of this liquid gold to a glass of mineral water. You can use seltzer (club soda) if you like, but those tend to have “sharper” bubbles. I use San Pellegrino water.

That gives you the flavor, but it has no body. For this, dissolve a tablespoon of plain gelatin in a cup of hot water. Let it cool, and add a tablespoon to your glass of IPA. If you want a head, add the gelatin to the liquid gold before adding the mineral water.

Enjoy!

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  1. Has anyone made this recipe? I am interested to hear what others say about it.

    It’s a shame that spirits are so expensive in Australia, the Jameson is worth about $36USD!

    I make low carb beer by using a dry enzme to promote the yeast to consume all the maltose in the wort, but it still has about 3-4g carbs per 375ml (12ounce) bottle. This is the only website I have found to calculate carbs, no one seems to really care for low carbs in the home brew world in my experience:
    http://www.mrgoodbeer.com/carb-cal.shtml

  2. OK just ordered the hops, they’ll be here Wednesday. So trying this! Especially since I haven’t been able to drink beer for years afterI was diagnosed with celiac.

    Who would have thought whiskey+hops+bubbles+gelatin=IPA?

  3. I am super jazzed to hear about this recipe. My partner and I are BEER lovers and living in Eugene, OR makes it a bummer for me (my partner eats carb friendly but is drinking gluten free beers because he loves beer). So this recipe is exciting. I went to a neighborhood fermentation store and the shop guy asked me what kind of beer flavor I like (IPA’s) so he set me up w/ three flavor hop profiles and I picked up my Jameson whiskey and San Peligrino waters went right to work…open the hops bags, measure out 4 cups pour whiskey over it and weight down the hops below top of whiskey and let sit in the fridge. SUNDAY I will find out how it works. THANKS Carl!

  4. Sometimes I have good ideas… :slight_smile:

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