hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer

hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer


Latest Episodes

#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.

#71: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
July 13, 2020

We pretty much know everything there is to know about hop growing and the beer market, so now it’s time to dive into psychology.  The Dunning-Kruger Effect can be summarized as the “inability of people to recognize their lack of ability”.

#70: Greenhouse Logistics From Both Sides
July 06, 2020

As a hop grower you want your plants healthy and on time.  When you’re the greenhouse plant provider you want the same, but dates can move, shipping is complicated and you end up spending as much time in Customer Service as you do in the actual greenho...

#69: Things We Hate
June 29, 2020

Bad terminology, social media, copycat farmers, dogs and kids, nothing is off limits.  Presented by two grumpy old men who know everything and just want to drink our beer in peace.

#68: Nutrients Part 2
June 22, 2020

We focus on micronutrients in part two of our Nutrients miniseries.  The highlight of this episode is listening to Gregg try to pronounce “molybdenum”.  Seriously.  At timestamp 24:10.  Totally worth it.

#67: Nutrients Part 1
June 15, 2020

Welcome to Part 1 of two weeks of nutrient management glory.  We talk about the importance of nutrients and the visual cues to determine if you have a problem.  First we get into Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, your Big 3,