We wouldn’t be hopnology if we didn’t talk for a bit about hop growing. You don’t need to have acres upon acres or be a pesticide guru to grow enough backyard hops to use in your own brews. If our usual sciency-science deep dives are too much, this is for you. NOTE: Audio for this […]
Turn down your volume as we scream Crown Rot! We hope you enjoy this discussion of mushy, moist crown rot. Plus, can profanity solve your farming woes?
There are so many farm grants out there, and it’s free money! Or is it? We talk about what’s available, how to leverage the opportunities and what to put in Chapter 6.
Moving hops from Point A to Point B. Pretty simple, right? Not so much.
Orthonasal and Retronasal aroma differences. Because calling it “what’s that smell” was just going to be too easy.
BC is, of course, Before Crop. What do you need to do before you even think about planting? Envelopes of dirt, out of service telephone poles and the irrigation/shower tradeoff lead the discussion.
Let’s talk about drying. Again. A rare case where we replace “do whatever you want” with “do it this way, or it’s wrong”.
It’s Part 2 of the Scientific Method, but this time we’re taking the methodology to your business. There’s nothing magical about this: framing the right question, gathering data and removing bias will point you in the right direction in the field and on the spreadsheet.
It’s your first year of hop production. What makes this year different from other years? Where should your expectations be set?
You changed something in your hopyard between Year 3 and Year 4. Yield went up. Did your single change make a difference? This week we dissect the Scientific Method and how to properly set up your experiments (insert maniacal laugh here).