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hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer

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Join us as we discuss hops in all forms from rhizomes to finished craft beer.

Join us as we discuss hops in all forms from rhizomes to finished craft beer.

Location:

United States

Description:

Join us as we discuss hops in all forms from rhizomes to finished craft beer.

Language:

English


Episodes

#121: Fertilizer Theory

6/21/2021
The History of Fertilizer. Why it works, how it works, potassium, potash and coprolite. Sounds like a bunch of crap if you ask me.

Duration:00:49:13

#120: Shortcuts

6/14/2021
There’s a fine line between “that’s a creative way to save some time and/or money” and “uh oh, what did I just do?”. Sometimes those great ideas don’t work out too well, leading to the eternal battle between Current James and Future James.

Duration:00:47:59

#119: Equality

6/7/2021
The brewing industry is currently contending with a wave of accusations of inappropriate behavior, following on the heels of #MeToo in many other industries. What do two old white men have to say about it? How about this: Be Better.

Duration:01:22:21

#118: State of the Beer Market & Future Farming

6/1/2021
This week we discuss some of the beer trends of 2020 and then get into where farming could be in the next 20 years. It’s full of odd concepts like “share of throat”, “hippie vinegar tea” and “decorating the cow with data”. Also, see what happens when Gregg tries a really unpleasant beer.

Duration:00:30:33

BYBF: Spruce Tips

5/26/2021
It’s time for some more Backyard Brewfarm, and in this episode we’re talkin’ Spruce Tips. How to use them, why they’re different than pine and why you should get ’em while they’re young.

Duration:00:20:10

#117: Copper & How NOT To Be A Brewery

5/24/2021
A bit of a mixed bag this week. We start talking about copper and then vent a bit about the basic blocking and tackling involved in running a brewery during the digital age.

Duration:00:41:44

#116: Customer Service Pt. 2

5/17/2021
As we discussed in Part 1, Customer Service is a mindset spanning all aspects of the customer lifecycle. When things go sideways you get into the Customer Support part of the equation. This week is about how – and how not – to react in those situations.

Duration:00:29:14

BYBF: Backyard Hop Growing (FIXED)

5/12/2021
We wouldn’t be hopnology if we didn’t talk for a bit about hop growing. You don’t need to have acres upon acres or be a pesticide guru to grow enough backyard hops to use in your own brews. If our usual sciency-science deep dives are too much, this is for you. NOTE: Audio for this […]

Duration:00:22:22

#115: Crown Rot!

5/10/2021
Turn down your volume as we scream Crown Rot! We hope you enjoy this discussion of mushy, moist crown rot. Plus, can profanity solve your farming woes?

Duration:00:52:30

#114: Grants

5/3/2021
There are so many farm grants out there, and it’s free money! Or is it? We talk about what’s available, how to leverage the opportunities and what to put in Chapter 6.

Duration:00:34:53

BYBF: Adjuncts we Love

4/29/2021
Welcome to Backyard Brewfarm! To no one’s surprise I complain about lactose less than 5 minutes into this episode. We get into Saisons, kapoor basil, chicory and more. Lots of great new t-shirt quotes in this one as well.

Duration:00:18:04

BYBF: Introduction to Backyard Brewfarm

4/28/2021
Here it is: the first episode (minisode?) of BYBF. This is really the intro “why are we doing this” episode. Tomorrow (Thursday) we’ll launch the first real content episode, and then we’ll have biweekly releases in addition to the usual hopnology silliness. Tell your homebrewing friends! Tell your homebrewing enemies! BYBF is here.

Duration:00:03:46

#113: Customer Service Pt 1 & an Announcement!

4/26/2021
Delighting your existing and potential customers with great service isn’t always easy when you’re knee-deep in the field. However, you’ll be knee-deep in unsold inventory if you don’t prioritize it. Plus, some new audio stuff to announce!

Duration:00:51:41

#112: Conveyance

4/19/2021
Moving hops from Point A to Point B. Pretty simple, right? Not so much.

Duration:00:43:53

#111: All About the Nasal

4/12/2021
Orthonasal and Retronasal aroma differences. Because calling it “what’s that smell” was just going to be too easy.

Duration:00:35:44

#110: Hops in the year BC

4/5/2021
BC is, of course, Before Crop. What do you need to do before you even think about planting? Envelopes of dirt, out of service telephone poles and the irrigation/shower tradeoff lead the discussion.

Duration:00:40:19

What is Backyard Brewfarm?

4/2/2021
Another podcast? Sure, why not. James and Gregg get out of the commercial hopyard and talk about unique ingredients, backyard hop production and fun with brewing chemistry. Join us!

Duration:00:07:11

#109: Drying Hops (Again)

3/29/2021
Let’s talk about drying. Again. A rare case where we replace “do whatever you want” with “do it this way, or it’s wrong”.

Duration:00:38:43

#108: The Scientific Method Part 2

3/22/2021
It’s Part 2 of the Scientific Method, but this time we’re taking the methodology to your business. There’s nothing magical about this: framing the right question, gathering data and removing bias will point you in the right direction in the field and on the spreadsheet.

Duration:00:49:00

#107: Year One

3/15/2021
It’s your first year of hop production. What makes this year different from other years? Where should your expectations be set?

Duration:00:35:01