If you’re a home-brewer daydreaming about opening your own brewery or a startup-in-progress, this one’s for you. We’re with the owners of Reverie Brewing Co in Newtown CT (https://reveriebrewing.com/) who opened just under two months ago. They talk about expectations vs reality, collaborating with local businesses and the mix of styles in the tap room. […]
Is that….could it be….OMGmyHopsAreComingOutOfTheGround!!! Okay, calm down, that’s called Emergence. With it comes Training, where you get your baby bines started on their climb up the trellis. Looking for some guidance on how to get this going, along with our usual comic horror stories of things that go wrong? Stop reading and listen!
Are you ready for some role playing? Gregg and James put on their “grower” and “brewer” cosplay outfits to act out scenes between the two.
Some questions can never really be answered to everyone’s satisfaction. What came first, the chicken or the egg? Where are all of those single socks that were lost in the wash hiding? Perhaps most important to this crowd, should you stock your hop yard with rhizomes or plants? We’ll get into the pros and cons […]
Hops bring flavor and aroma to our favorite beverage; this week we focus on Aroma. Are you interested in how foam and mouthfeel influence what you smell? Do you want to be able to identify the 5 classes of hop aroma? Do you think that “linalool” and “thiols” are just words that James made up […]
Ron Grunwell has been helping growers set up their yards for hops, apples and other crops for over 15 years. He joins us to share his expertise in all things trellis, and we guarantee he’s forgotten more about lumber and cable than you’ll ever know. Like what you hear and need Ron’s help? You can […]
It’s our first guest! We are with Scott Manning recorded live at Vintage Brewing in Sauk Prairie WI. Find out if his rhubarb is treated well, why Scott’s Irish Red can be compared to a Toyota Corolla and our first attempt at playing Beer the Name and Beer ‘er No. www.vintagebrewing.com
James and Gregg revisit the Hop Quality discussion. Learn the origin of the “Spent Grain” concept, suffer through Gregg’s first song parody and learn why feedback should be treated as a gift.
What is “hop quality”? As a grower, how do you achieve it? Almost as important, how do you demonstrate it to your customers? Then for the brewers, asking the right questions to make sure you’re getting a quality product. We talk about sniff tests, harvest timing, moisture meters vs microwaves and why your hops should […]
We’re back with another Spent Grain and the guys are having caffeine issues. Learn what boats, horses and hops have in common, hear about Scrappy James vs Plucky James, and Gregg continues the Spent Grain poetry slam.