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hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer

Business & Economics Podcasts

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

#98: Weather Stations

1/18/2021
Whether you like it or not, weather is important. This week it’s a deep dive into what, when, how and why to keep track of.

Duration:00:43:18

#97: Crossover Part 2 w/False Bottomed Girls

1/11/2021
Continuing where last week’s cliffhanger ended, we’re back with the second half of our talk with Jen and Rachael. Don’t forget to check out their podcast, the False Bottomed Girls. The full 2-part session is also now available on the hopnology YouTube channel!

Duration:00:43:16

#96: Crossover Part 1 w/False Bottomed Girls

1/4/2021
If listening to Gregg and James trip over each other wasn’t enough, now there are four of us! In part 1 of a 2-part series with the False Bottomed Girls we learn about Jen and Rachael and their roles at New Realm and Pilot Brewing. You can find their podcast at False Bottomed Girls wherever […]

Duration:00:33:07

#95: More Stuff You Don’t Know You Need

12/28/2020
A gaggle of walkie-talkies, whether your potassium is pregnant and other measurements you’ve never heard of. This is Part 2 of our lists of things you need to run your hopyard. You can see our recommended items on a shared Amazon list at https://tinyurl.com/HopnologyShoppingList.

Duration:00:33:41

#94: 2020 Annual Hop Survey

12/21/2020
We’re back into the latest New Brewer which looks at the hop volume mix globally. Also, introducing Kevin!

Duration:00:46:23

#93: More Photosynthesis

12/14/2020
Gregg didn’t get enough sleepy-time during the first discussion, so James brings more photosynthesis to the party. Plus threats of close-up magic.

Duration:00:48:48

#92: Tales From the Hopyard Vol. 1

12/7/2020
Weird stories from 10+ years of consulting in the hops business. Coffin oasts, Bette Midler and Camry tractors. Names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.

Duration:00:42:02

#91: Stuff You Don’t Know You Need

11/30/2020
It’s time to go shopping! No sexy stuff like tractors and balers; this week we make an Amazon wish list of pipettes, gloves, scales and first aid kits.

Duration:00:57:13

#89: Photosynthesis

11/16/2020
Well sure, you know that light is essential for healthy plant growth. Do you know why and all the big words that go along with it? Professor James is in the house!

Duration:00:38:36

#88: Collaboration (Again)

11/9/2020
We last spoke about brewery collaborations waaaay back in episode #2. The pandemic has opened up new opportunities for these cross-brewery partnerships so we’re revisiting the whys and hows of these pairings.

Duration:00:41:45

#87: Expansion

11/2/2020
How do you know when it’s time to take that next step? There are many different ways to grow, and many reasons to do it. Also, since this is us, there are lots of misleading reasons that should be red flags and make you think twice.

Duration:00:50:35

#86: Irrigation

10/26/2020
How are you getting water to your plants? Do you know how to optimize your path from source to yard? Well, well, well. Let’s talk about it.

Duration:00:56:08

#85: Taking Control of your Information Destiny

10/19/2020
When are your cones ready to harvest? How much water should you use? What happens when you spray here but not there? Well you did the same things last year, do you remember what happened? Were you taking notes to refer back to now? Take control of your Information Destiny (patent-pending @hopnology).

Duration:00:48:21

#84: Friends & Family

10/12/2020
We get personal with some stories about owning a business with your friends and family. How do you separate your personal life from your business?

Duration:01:49:24

#83: Dan Carey of New Glarus Brewing

10/5/2020
We had the privilege of speaking with New Glarus Brewing founder Dan Carey in early September (he lost a bet). The video is also available on our YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/VHFYi6H3NaA

Duration:00:40:46

#82: Post-Harvest Cleanup

9/28/2020
Huzzah, harvest is done and I can leave the field until March! Wait, what?

Duration:00:38:57

#81: Contract Processing

9/21/2020
This week we discuss processing. What do you need to know if you’re outsourcing this activity? Also, we get our first sponsor (sell-outs!) and give props to Chadwick Boseman.

Duration:00:41:47

#80: When Things Go Sideways

9/14/2020
This is one of our “list” episodes where we go back and forth with a whole bunch of “uh-oh” moments. While you can’t always make lemonade out of lemons, you don’t necessarily have to give up either.

Duration:00:36:09

#79: Wet Hoping (not a typo)

9/7/2020
Why go through all of that trouble drying and processing your hops when you can just sell them wet, right? This week we talk about cone maturation and your hopes for wet hop sales. Plus, Augustfest beers (they are *not* Octoberfests if they come out in August).

Duration:00:44:13

#78: Extracts and the Third Space

8/31/2020
What are Extracts, how are they created and what are you compromising by using them? Also, the social movement to the new Third Space (hint: you’re likely there right now) and for a change, Gregg goes on a bit of a rant.

Duration:00:35:48