A Green Hopped Munich Dunkel

A Green Hopped Munich Dunkel

I faced a couple of problems at the end of this years hop harvest: what to brew with them and how to store the hops. I had tried drying my hops last year, but this wasn’t very successful. I had read some articles and forum posts on alternative storage methods and freezing seemed to provide the solution I was after. […]

Don’t forget to string your hops!

Don’t forget to string your hops!

It’s that time of year again when I nearly forget to string my Hallertauer hops at the allotment. Looks like I only just managed to catch then this week before they got a bit too keen to work their way up the posts. The weather has really seen them shoot up: There are far too many bines so the aim is to train […]

That was quite the break

That was quite the break

I have been away from blogging for a while, but thought that now would be a good time to get back into the habit – start of a New Year and all that. It might be best to summarise what has been going on over the last few months and pick up from there:   Growing Hops My last post […]

Hops Update

Hops Update

Well, the Hops have come on since the last post: They have climbed the height of the upright, and with a little coaxing they are starting to go across the coir to the other support. We even have what look to be a few side shoots, which I think are the fruiting spurs for the cones: There has been plenty of sun and […]

Hops growing update

Hops growing update

Oh dear…  mixed results on the hops growing front at the allotment. The First Gold / Prima Donna has rotted!  We had a wet couple of weeks and I may have planted it a bit deep which probably allowed it to rot. I dug the grown up and some of the thicker roots seemed ok so I cut them into […]