Growers and Brewers, sitting in a tree. Trying to make an IPA that doesn’t smell like cat pee-pee. Not one of my best poems, but you get the idea.
As an established grower there are lots of reasons to pull out one variety and replace it with another. What, when, why and how?
Secondary steps such as drying and processing don’t have to be done. When you choose to do these things you create cost, but you also create value (and price point). What does it cost to add these value elements and is it proportional to what you can get out of it?
Carping, hilling, scratching, ripping, root pruning. Let’s get dirty!
Is it too early to tear apart some poor magazine writer’s attempt to predict the hits and misses of 2022? We don’t think so.
Light! What is it good for? Absolutely…uh….everything?
Should you spend a premium on brand new equipment, or save a bunch while inheriting someone else’s problems with used? As always the answer is “it depends”.
Alpha Acids. Isomerization. Spectraphotometry. Lightstruck. It’s chemistry day at Hopnology (hi Joe!).
It’s our 150th episode! We spend it talking about the “hype cycle” and how it applies to the life of a hop grower. This also includes a disturbingly prophetic couple of minutes in tribute to Betty White, recorded several days prior to her passing in late 2021.
If you can make it through 8.5 minutes of IBS and My Little Pony, we spend the rest of this episode diving into drought concerns and yield impacts. It’s not just the volume of irrigation, it’s the when and the how.