Harvesting Hops 

Harvesting Hops 

It’s nearly harvest time and the hop cones are getting papery and yellow with lupulin. I’m really chuffed with how well the Hallertauer has grown for its first year. I’ll definitely have enough for a brew day (either green hopped or I may try to dry some). I’ve tried 10 cones in a hop tea leaving them steep for an […]

Beer, bread and buses

Recently (i.e. as of about 10 minutes before winding up the PC to write this) I thought about the cultural and social aspect of beer blogging and beer appreciation and was struck by how there didn’t appear to be any similarity with other ‘good’ food or beverage categories at the moment. Good beer appears to be blazing so many trails at the moment. […]