Just like last year, I decided to do a harvest ale using the wet hops from my garden. I was first introduced to this concept by the Sierra Nevada harvest ale and was a big fan. The fresh hops give a totally different flavor profile and having my own hops vines helps as far as [...]
Tonight I kegged up my IPA and I have to say, it’s the best IPA I’ve made. To make something good even better, I added two ounces of whole leaf hops that I grew in my back yard into the keg for a nice dry hop.
The picture below is a little comtraption I came up [...]
This weekend, with the help of a newbie, I brewed up an Imperial IPA. I had some UK 2 row left and a crap load of Cascade hops so, whats a man to do? Imperial IPA. Beyond the preset ingreints, I was pretty open to whatever might need to be in the brew. I went [...]
As always, sorry for the lax posting efforts. The summer has been flying by and I haven’t brewed in a while now. Here is a quick update on my hops. This year has been tough on them. As you’ll see in the video the Japanese Beetles had their way with my Centennial Hops. The Cascade [...]
This past week I was fortunate enough to get to visit with Tim Manchego from Pompey Mountain Hops Farm in Pompey New York. I found this after an article in the local news paper about Tim’s operation ran and was brought to my attention. Initially, I wanted to get up there during hops harvest to [...]
This past weekend I picked the last of my hops and prepped the vines for winter. According to the hops stuff I’ve been reading, you cut the hops vines down to about 3″ sticking out of the ground. From there, you just take the vines, cut off the hops, and dry. Simple enough.
Below is a [...]
So after watching Ben’s video about trimming and harvesting hops, I decided to test out my new camera and Ben’s advice. Here is what I came up with:
I am constantly in search of good videos and instructional material on homebrewing. Ben from Benshomebrew.com created the following video that explains in great detail the art of home brew hops harvest. In the process of finding his video, I also found a cool one on commercial hops harvest.
Please Click on the image because Wordpress sucks ass and won’t let me publish a slideshow.
I know that I have been a very poor blogger in the last few weeks and for that I am sorry. While my brewing and blogging diligence has failed, my hops have continued to grow. As you can see, I [...]
This weekend I was able to totally complete the hops trellis project. I have to say, I am really pleased with how this turned out. It’s not only a fully functional trellis, it also adds some curb appeal to the house (IMO anyway).
First off, earlier this week I hung the cross supports on the 4×4 [...]