This is one of our “list” episodes where we go back and forth with a whole bunch of “uh-oh” moments. While you can’t always make lemonade out of lemons, you don’t necessarily have to give up either.
Why go through all of that trouble drying and processing your hops when you can just sell them wet, right? This week we talk about cone maturation and your hopes for wet hop sales. Plus, Augustfest beers (they are *not* Octoberfests if they come out in August).
As so often happens, Part 2 of a longer recording is where we let our hair down (what little of it we have). We continue speaking to Joe though this time it’s less chemistry-heavy and more about beer styles, we play Beer or No and learn about air quotes in podcasting. A video version will […]
We tried something different this week and recorded a Zoom call with our friend and chemist Joe. The video version will be on our YouTube channel. In all honesty, the audio isn’t up to our usual standards but it’s still usable. My (Gregg’s) is pretty muddy, but since my contributions to chemistry are usually just […]
As a hop grower you want your plants healthy and on time. When you’re the greenhouse plant provider you want the same, but dates can move, shipping is complicated and you end up spending as much time in Customer Service as you do in the actual greenhouse. A look back on our time running a […]
We focus on micronutrients in part two of our Nutrients miniseries. The highlight of this episode is listening to Gregg try to pronounce “molybdenum”. Seriously. At timestamp 24:10. Totally worth it.
Welcome to Part 1 of two weeks of nutrient management glory. We talk about the importance of nutrients and the visual cues to determine if you have a problem. First we get into Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, your Big 3, along with some of the secondary nutrients. Week 2 will be dedicated to the micronutrients, […]
We hope you’re feeling like some hard-core horticulture today. James digs into roots, we continue the campaign against bull shoots, and there might be a Ferris Bueller reference in there somewhere.
We thought about just doing a montage of James making faces at bad questions, meme-style, but instead we spent 45 minutes complaining about bull shoots, weekend warrior hop farming, a Toyota Camry Tractor and every other question that it feels like we’ve answered 1,000 times already.
When you think of German hops you likely think of Noble varieties and classic beer styles. Yet over the years the demands of the market have forced German hop farmers to move with the times, and the more modern varieties coming out of the region have tended toward high alpha and dual purpose hops. Speaking […]