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Archive for April, 2009

An update on the progress of our three hop plants. Despite me clumsily butchering the roots of the WGV and Fuggles in order to take some quite simple plantable samples for my dear old bruv, all is going very well indeed. The WGV and Fuggles will be used in as many batches of Dark Garden as I can muster in the Autumn. The Bramling Cross is a rather more reserved old stick, and if we get any cones at all for use in aroma additions I’ll be very happy.

Here are some photos from lunchtime today:

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…well, in the brewery at least!

I’m very sorry for the lack of updates of late, but I’ve been too busy with everything else life has been throwing at me to even think about making or writing anything enjoyable. It’s not a great situation, but that’s just how it is at the moment.

Rest assured that at some point I will have major updates to share in brewfacturing, hop growing and brewing plans – I just haven’t got enough hours in the day right now to get them out of my head and camera, and into WordPress. Soon though.

In the meantime, why not check out these three posts that have impressed me recently!

A US brewer who has taken a giant step beyond the capabilities of the Boxshed garden and has begun growing his own barley

“How to brew beer in a coffee maker, using only materials commonly found on a modestly sized oceanographic research vessel”

Life at the End of the Road

Back soon, I promise!

A sack of future beer

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