In this episode one of the Josh’s is not around, but he joins us remotely. We also talk about Pennywise @ Delmar Hall, Edg-Clif Winery & Deslodgetown Brewery, Nike Mags, Wedding Update, Pixel Phone, and more. We also try Sweetwater Pineapple IPA, Halloween Cookies and Snyder’s Brownie Pretzels.
In this episode we discuss Fright Fest at Six Flags, Josh’s BBQ competition, a Marble Hunt, Things that scared us as children, WestWorld, the new tv show, Timeless. We also try Bourbon Barrel Aged Laika from Straight to Ale brewery and Brunch Favorites Candy corn from Brachs.
In this episode we discuss bees, yes bees. We actually have more than one story. We also talk about Greg going camping, Elon Musk wants to take us to space for years, Josh’s BBQ sauce, Hillary on Between 2 Ferns, Blackberry stopped making phones, we eat Oktoberfest pretzels and drink Oktoberfest beers.
In this episode we talk about Greg’s trip from STL down to PCB, Tanglefoot Brewfest, Fall TV, College Football, Bobbleheads, etc. Then we try “Black is the New Wit” from Terrapin / New Belgium, & Little Debbie Caramel Apple Oatmeal Pies.
In this episode we discuss Purina Farms, Beer Spills, J.E. has no taste, the Apple iPhone 7 announcement, Better Late than Never and more. We also try 4 Hands – Absence of Light and Snyders Smores Pretzel pieces.
In this episode, the guys talk about Gerbil babies, Cord Cutting, MTV VMAs, Mellow Mushroom, Hop Harvesting, Football fans in St. Louis, & Labor Day. We try Blood Orange Belgian Wit from Main & Mill Brewing Company & we try Swedish Fish Oreos.
In this episode we have a special guest, Darin.
We talk about the upcoming Tanglefoot Brewfest (Festus, MO), Being a Vegan, trying vegan cookies, tasting Side Project Brewing’s Pulling Nails (Blend #4), Waiting in line for a beer, homebrewing, Wedding Updates, Lochte in trouble, Rogue One with Sabotage, Bubble Party & More
Growing your own hops for home brewing is easy and fun. In this video we give a brief overview of where we grew our cascade hop vine, how we brought the vine down and how we harvested the flowers.
A rope was provided for the vine to grow upward. We strung a rope from a stake in the ground up through 2 eye hooks in the peak of the roof and back down to a second stake in the ground. There were originally 2 hop rhizomes, but the other variety (chinook) did not mature.
By mid August in our area (mid west US) our hop flowers had fully matured to the point that the tips of the flower leaves had turned yellowish brown and became almost papery.
We cut the rope from the peak of the house and from the stake and cut all of the small hop vines from the ground. We plucked all of the flowers from the vines and laid the hops on furnace filters to promote air flow while the hops are drying. The furnace filters were placed in a dark cool spot in the basement in order to dry for several days. After drying the hops can be added to an in process brew or froze for future use.