#20: Dryer Mechanics with Dan

So….he’s back.  If you enjoyed our first conversation with Dan Dettmers about hop drying you’ll love this one.  If you didn’t, well…I’m not sure what to say.  Dan takes his shoes off and we get more specific about dryer designs including a discussions on bed depth, pressure drop and using concrete blocks as air filters.

#17: Weather Whacking

Ah, dear Mother Nature.  There is so much that can go wrong and it’s completely out of our control, whether it’s late season frost, freak hailstorms, desert-like conditions and other madness.  While you can’t predict these events and certainly can’t prevent them, what can you do to mitigate the damage and understand the path forward?  […]

#14: Brewer Lingo Bingo!

You’re having a great conversation with a brewer, they’re interested in your hops, and then they ask for your advice on their use.  “I just grow them, you’re the brewer” isn’t an acceptable answer.  We take you through brewing terminology and how to engage in this conversation.  Provide value to your customer while putting your […]

#12: Codo Design

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”.  Sure, but if the packaging on the rose doesn’t entice you to walk out of the store with it you’ll never know that you just missed out on a great product.  Hint: I’m not really talking about flowers.  This week we’re joined by Cody Fague […]

#11: It’s Quicker to Have a Kid Than To Open A Brewery – Reverie Brewing Co.

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.  […]