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What is hop·nólogy? For the purposes of this podcast, it's James and Gregg tossing around their observations after 10+ years in the hops industry. Over that time we've developed some conclusions - and a whole lot of opinions - about what works and what doesn't in the beer community triangle of consumers, growers and brewers. Join us and our periodic guest contributors as we run the gamut of topics from "mom said I could plant a half acre out back" and "Mr. Brewer sir, what do you mean you won't buy this garbage bag of hops that I just picked from my backyard" to the guy who wanted to dry his hops in an old casket. Yep, that really happened.
||ExplicitEpisode #5: We’re Not Brewing Twinkies Here||It’s our first guest! We are with Scott Manning recorded live at Vintage Brewing in Sauk Prairie WI. Find out if his rhubarb is treated well, why Scott’s Irish Red can be compared to a Toyota Corolla and our first attempt at playing Beer the Nam||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #4b: A Little Bit Dead On The Inside – Spent Grain||James and Gregg revisit the Hop Quality discussion. Learn the origin of the “Spent Grain” concept, suffer through Gregg’s first song parody and learn why feedback should be treated as a gift.||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #4: A Little Bit Dead On The Inside||What is “hop quality”? As a grower, how do you achieve it? Almost as important, how do you demonstrate it to your customers? Then for the brewers, asking the right questions to make sure you’re getting a quality product. We talk about snif||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #3b: So You Want To Grow Hops? – Spent Grain||We’re back with another Spent Grain and the guys are having caffeine issues. Learn what boats, horses and hops have in common, hear about Scrappy James vs Plucky James, and Gregg continues the Spent Grain poetry slam.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #3: So You Want To Grow Hops?||We’re pulling no punches and here it is: the pitfalls of dangers of jumping into personal hop production. Gregg and James “Captain Bringdown” take you through all of the things you don’t think about while blinded by the light of growing your w||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #2b: Collaboration – Spent Grain||We’re back with another Spent Grain, this time reviewing our Collaboration discussion. Listen for the start with a new tradition as we share hop-themed original poetry. There’s also a continuation of the Local conversation,||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #1b: Who is hop•nólogy? – Spent Grain||Spent Grain are the leftovers from the mash during the brewing process. The funnel cone at the bottom of the tanks you see in the brewery? Full of spent grain. It’s the concentrated extras that you don’t want in the final product but have other||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #2: Collaboration||What’s with this new trend of “Collaboration” beers across multiple breweries? Is it a push toward Local, just friends working together, or something else? Most importantly are they any good and do they actually serve a purpose?||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #1: Who is hop•nólogy?||For our first full-length show we dive head-first into what we’ll be using this forum for and just what it is that makes us qualified to speak about the beer industry.||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #0: hop•nólogy First ‘Cast!||Welcome to our introductory Podcast! Give this intro a quick listen to learn more about who we are and what to expect in future discussions.||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|