hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer

hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer


Latest Episodes

#81: Contract Processing
September 21, 2020

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.

#80: When Things Go Sideways
September 14, 2020

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.

#79: Wet Hoping (not a typo)
September 07, 2020

Why go through all of that trouble drying and processing your hops when you can just sell them wet, right?  This week we talk about cone maturation and your hopes for wet hop sales.  Plus, Augustfest beers (they are *not* Octoberfests if they come out ...

#78: Extracts and the Third Space
August 31, 2020

What are Extracts, how are they created and what are you compromising by using them?  Also, the social movement to the new Third Space (hint: you’re likely there right now) and for a change, Gregg goes on a bit of a rant.

#77: Co-ops and Clubs
August 24, 2020

This is one of those situations where we went out of order, and you’ll know it during the intro.  Do any of you belong to a local hops co-op, how does it work, and what value are you getting?  We’re not fans (shocking!

#76: Things We Love
August 17, 2020

This week we flip the switch on our Things We Hate episode with a much friendlier look at why we continue to do what we do.  Plus, bleach and cutting fluid.

#75: Chemistry with Joe Part 2
August 10, 2020

As so often happens, Part 2 of a longer recording is where we let our hair down (what little of it we have).  We continue speaking to Joe though this time it’s less chemistry-heavy and more about beer styles,

#74: Harvest Prep, Some COVID Talk, and Gunk
August 03, 2020

This episode is mostly about getting ready for harvest, but we do start out with some discussion of labor and demand during this strange year.  Also Gunk, Shnibbins, Goop, Coyotes & Frogs.

#73: Hop Chemistry with Joe
July 27, 2020

We tried something different this week and recorded a Zoom call with our friend and chemist Joe.  The video version will be on our YouTube channel. In all honesty, the audio isn’t up to our usual standards but it’s still usable.

#72: Odds & Ends
July 20, 2020

It’s another one of THOSE episodes where we shoot the breeze on a half dozen different topics.  Drinking out during COVID, glass vs plastic, hoarding Bud Light, hops we’d like to see come back and of course what we’re currently drinking.