Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hop Harvest

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

The Ultimate Mojito

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

Simple syrup.
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.