Are you using a terpene with your marijuana? Legal cannabis is going to open a lot of opportunities for small breweries. They know how to infuse perfect mixes of hops and other flavoring, so with legalization they can use their mixing expertise to open up whole new lines of products….or not. It’s up for debate. Is craft beer and craft bud two industries that should be closely aligned? Are the people that will now frequent stores to buy terpenes and buds the same ones that go microbreweries?
Terpenes are diluted to safe levels before being added to cannabis. They have dosing ranges that change depending on the ingredients. Typically the actual terp concentrate amount in a liquid is only 1%. Every mixture is different and is dependant on if you are using them for flavor or changing the physical/mental effects of recreational cannabis. Brewers have the equipment and experience to safely work with terps, as it’s important to consider these precautions:
- Fire extinguisher nearby
- eyewash station nearby needed
- Plenty of ventilation in the room – brew labs already consider the environment needed for their vats..
- No smoking or flames close by
- eye protection needed