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.
This is it, folks! We wanted to call it Hopnology: Endgame but those Disney folks are a litigious bunch.
Hopnology Classic: Business Plans
We talked about the fact that we should talk about it for a loooong time. Then we finally talked about it.
Hopnology Classic: 7 Stages of your business
When there isn’t a plan and you ride the wave, where can your new business take you?
Hopnology Classic: If you liked it then you shoulda put a bag on it
All that hard work in the field, precision drying, and then you store the hops in a garbage bag with a chip clip?
Hopnology Classic: Pelletizing
Our first foray into the Pelletizing process. Not just the How, but also the Why.
Hopnology Classic: Fantasy Hopyard
This was a fun “what if” episode. If you could have anything in your hopyard, what would it be? You’ll be surprised at the pain points that come up early.
Thorough, informative and entertaining
These guys dish out relevant knowledge weekly that is one of the only easily digestible avenues for hop farming and the business behind it. It is a wonderful resource to be able to draw on their extensive knowledge and experience well. We built our drying system solely based on what was discussed on the drying show. Thanks for all the work you guys do! Cheers.
Good information, insufferable to listen to
If you’re looking into growing hops and want some useful information, you can find it here, but you need to tolerate the insufferable complaining about every single thing the beer community has to offer from 2 pompous curmudgeons to be able to find that useful information.
Right place at the right time!
Hops grower here in VA since 2016. Just came across your podcast on Virginia Tech post. You guys are Great you head the nail head with all aspects of growing and talking breweries. The right place at the right time for me in answering some questions I had.
Court House Hops
“ A Taste of History in Every Glass”