If you ever think to yourself “I’m so tired of hearing James and Gregg talk”, have we got a treat for you! This week we welcome Mark from Mountain View Hops, a small hop farm in Virginia. Mark is a great example of how to start small, look for the right opportunities and take it […]
Planning is everything, you’ve heard us say it before. So what happens when you don’t plan and just ride the wave? This week we’ll talk about the 7 Stages of your business and relate it to the opera (not kidding). Also: check us out at patreon.com/hopnology to get more insider information and sponsor the podcast! […]
This week is all about begging…we mean bagging! That multi-pack of Ziplocs, while attractively inexpensive, is not the answer. Nothing’s ever easy, is it? Also in case you haven’t heard: we’re on Patreon now! Please considering supporting us to keep the information flowing. You can find us at patreon.com/hopnology
Your hops are harvested and dried to perfection. It’s time to Pelletize! In this episode we walk through taking your beautiful, tenderly cared-for crop, then grinding it up and squishing it down into little pellets. Plus we’ll vent for a little bit about smoothie beers (in other words, just like every week). New this week: […]
When you close your eyes and dream of your perfect hops business, what does it look like? This week we invite you to peek into our warped minds and bring our ideal hopyard to life, complete with robots and on-site cobblers.
In honor of their big wins at the Great American Beer Festival – two gold medals and Large Brewpub of the Year – we’re re-posting our onsite interview with Scott Manning at Vintage from back in March. Enjoy!
We had a few unrelated ideas for this episode, neither of which was going to take too long, so we put them together. First we’ll answer the often-asked question of “what hops would grow the best near me”. Or will we? Then we’ll review our observations of questions that consumer ask brewers, and how you […]
It’s been well established that the essential components responsible for hop aroma start to burn off at high temperatures. Where does the impact begin, and what can be done to keep as much aroma intact as possible? This week we discuss a study that we undertook to better understand the impact of heat at various […]
Hop yards, just like any business, come with constant decisions to be made. Left or right? Up or down? This week we discuss pivot points as your business grows, shrinks and takes some left turns.
This week we get into cold storage and compression to keep your finished crop ready for sale. Also, more from Lithuania!