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 […]

Growing hops from seed Growing hops from seed

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Note: this is from 2013. You might also be interested in the 2014 breeding, 2015 breeding… Oregon is an optimal place to grow hops. They take up a lot of space, but are very gratifying and economical to grow. At the local homebrew store, hops will run $2-3 per ounce. Last year, with 7 mature […]

Schwarzbier - Wet T-Schwarz Schwarzbier – Wet T-Schwarz

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I have been brewing for several years and feel pretty confident with most ale recipes. However, this will be the first lager attempt. It’s not that I don’t like lagers – rather, I have avoided them in the past due to the fermentation temperatures. My home stays between 60-70°F, which is optimal for ales. Lagers […]

Pondering the Gluten Free Pondering the Gluten Free

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Oat Heaven GF Stout (aka ‘The Glütard’) Inspired by ryanbrews.blogspot.com 10# Oat malt (1.5 – 2 L) 1.5# Oat malt wet roasted to match Crystal 120 (120 L) 1.5# Oat malt dry roasted to match Chocolate Malt (350 L) 0.2# Oat malt dry roasted to match Roasted Barley (500-600 L) 1.5# Flaked Oats (perhaps more?) […]