So I have been brewing since the summer of 2006. Its passed being a hobby, I love the time I spend brewing. In the last few years brewing has become part of what I am.

I spent a short stint with a small brewery and after a long hiatus from the world, things are starting to shape up toward a new revelation(revolution) in my brewing life. Come follow on the journey, I can't promise being heavily active but will try to keep posts interesting and informative.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Hops

So we slacked on the first of the cones from our plants.  They spent a little too much time on the vine.  But now the vines are covered in cones and they are smelling great.  We're only growing one variety, Magnum, figured they seemed like a pretty resilient strain.
Two of the plants haven't really taken off all that well, but the other two(technically three) have been growing strong.  I say technically three because in cleaning up around the base of the vines I accidentally pulled out a rhyzome, which I planted back into the ground and has since taken off as its own plant.
Now I have definitively not kept up on my training of the vines, and they are a bit of a mess but the plants are growing strong.  We're looking at a big harvest any time now, a couple of days without rain and we can tell how the cones are drying out, they're getting all full up with their yellow lupulin glands and smell great.