Just harvested the hops, they smell so good. Now for the drying process. I literally cannot wait to make a brew with these hops. I think I need some dog fish head 60 minute to satisfy my hop crave.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
This is my first year growing hops and they are doing pretty well. I planted cascade and centennial, the cascade are doing the best, with multiple vines and plenty of hops. Since they can grow upwards of 20 feet I built a cross trellis system out of cedar and twine, check it out.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I hate when I order a drink and I get a premixed, sugar loaded, concoction. I prefer my drinks with natural ingredients and minimizing on fillers or premixers. Here is my take on the summer favorite, The Mojito!
2 Parts rum
2 Parts simple syrup
1 Part lime juice
4 Mint leaves
1/2 cup water boiled with 1 table spoon sugar. Let cool.
Mix rum, syrup, lime juice in rocks glass. Muddle mint. Add ice. Enjoy!
If you don't have fresh mint from the garden, think about planting some it grows like a weed.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
My recent homebrew came out amazing. Probably one of the best stouts I've ever had...and I'm not just saying that bc I made it. The recipie is from craftbrew supplies in hopevalley ri. Molasses and chocolate upfront with a slight hoppyness on the finish...seriously good.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Well we finally got to where we needed to be with our specific gravity. Now its time to transfer to our secondary fermenter. It will sit in this carboy for 10-14 days and then we will be able to bottle. Right now it has a sweet molases, chocolate taste to it. So good. Cheers.