Weird stories from 10+ years of consulting in the hops business. Coffin oasts, Bette Midler and Camry tractors. Names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.
It’s time to go shopping! No sexy stuff like tractors and balers; this week we make an Amazon wish list of pipettes, gloves, scales and first aid kits.
We last spoke about brewery collaborations waaaay back in episode #2. The pandemic has opened up new opportunities for these cross-brewery partnerships so we’re revisiting the whys and hows of these pairings.
How are you getting water to your plants? Do you know how to optimize your path from source to yard? Well, well, well. Let’s talk about it.
When are your cones ready to harvest? How much water should you use? What happens when you spray here but not there? Well you did the same things last year, do you remember what happened? Were you taking notes to refer back to now? Take control of your Information Destiny (patent-pending @hopnology).
We get personal with some stories about owning a business with your friends and family. How do you separate your personal life from your business?
We had the privilege of speaking with New Glarus Brewing founder Dan Carey in early September (he lost a bet). The video is also available on our YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/VHFYi6H3NaA
Huzzah, harvest is done and I can leave the field until March! Wait, what?
This week we discuss processing. What do you need to know if you’re outsourcing this activity? Also, we get our first sponsor (sell-outs!) and give props to Chadwick Boseman.
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.