Archive for 2015

Around Mt Adams Around Mt Adams

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

I found myself back on Mt Adams this past week. This time, rather than climbing, we were making our way around the mountain. On the west side of the mountain you have the well-maintained PCT to travel on. However, much of the east side has no trail. There are more details in this post, but […]

Mt Adams Mt Adams

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

This weekend we climbed Mt Adams. The weather was perfect and the views were spectacular. It was a bit busy, but on a mountain this big, things never get too crowded. Sam, Joe, and James hauled their butts up to the peak with me and did spectacular. At the top we drank a few well-earned […]

Hop Breeding (2015) Hop Breeding (2015)

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

You may want to start by reading: Growing hops from seed, Hop Breeding (2014), Breeding results 2014 During fall of 2014, we collected thousands of seeds from the two hop yards. The individual flowers had been pollinated by hand and carefully isolated to ensure parentage. In total, we collected nearly 40 crosses: Male/pollen source: NHB002 […]

Webinar: 50 Shades of Gray. Is it accessible or not?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Where: online When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 1pm CDT Google “degrees of disability.” Go ahead; google it. I’ll wait. 112 million results? That’s a lot, isn’t it? From government agencies to higher education institutions, everyone has their own guide to help them determine levels of disability. What does this tell us? That it’s pretty challenging to determine […]

NHB00X Experimental Pale Ale(s) NHB00X Experimental Pale Ale(s)

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The new hops from the breeding program produced an abundance of cones in their first year. For comparison, I’m brewing the same, simple beer from the most promising varieties. Normally, I stick to all grain. However, for simplicity these will be extract (don’t have to worry about mash temp/efficiency differences between batches). The same basic […]