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The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

Look what came in the mail!!! Some of you are like, um, wtf is that? Hop rhizomes people!!! It is officially hop planting season. Last year was the first year we planted hops. We opted for three varieties: the very popular Cascade, Nugget, and Golding […]

Brew day!!!!!

Brew day!!!!!

Finally. Brew day is here. It’s basically a national holiday. Today we’re brewing our imperial red. This is the first recipe I ever designed, so I’m a little proud of it. The recipe calls for a variety of malts (some cara amber for example) and […]


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