Harvest time! We got a substantially larger yield this year with the cascade plants in their new planters - this is about a quarter of the cones we picked. If anyone would like some Brooklyn grown wet hops, let us know!
Hop disaster! Last week's storm bent the steel posts we were using as a trellis for our Cascade bines like they were twigs. Fortunately the resilient buggers have just kept on growing. Time to get these guys all dried up!
Our Custard Cream Ale earned a silver medal at this year's NJ State Fair! It faced stiff competition from a lot of excellent entries. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all the organizers for putting on another great competition.
Tired of composting all that spent grain? Here's a few tasty uses for it!
"Kettle trub making it into the fermentor certainly seems to have an impact on the finished beer, the most striking and perhaps surprising being on clarity. The assumption that clearer wort in the fermentor leads to clearer beer in the end appears to be false."