This is it, folks! We wanted to call it Hopnology: Endgame but those Disney folks are a litigious bunch.
We talked about the fact that we should talk about it for a loooong time. Then we finally talked about it.
All that hard work in the field, precision drying, and then you store the hops in a garbage bag with a chip clip?
Our first foray into the Pelletizing process. Not just the How, but also the Why.
This was a fun “what if” episode. If you could have anything in your hopyard, what would it be? You’ll be surprised at the pain points that come up early.
What’s more fun than watching James fight with people online? Listening to him fight with a computer.
We’re on a Sciency Science roll and this week it’s about thiols. More of the magic that exists in your hops if you only know where to look.
There are so many variables in your yard, and they all work in tandem with each other. That’s why the answer is so often “it depends”. What does it depend *on* though? Two new episodes in a row? Hmm. That’s curious…..
The latest issue gave us a treasure trove of topics, including gluten free brewing, non-beer products from breweries, and Gregg’s favorite topic of “pumpkin” beer.
For many many many years we’ve talked about low temperature drying in order to retain the hop characteristics that we’re growing these things for in the first place. We did what we do, which is to Science It for an answer. Guess what happened?