Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Rotting Human 90 Minute IPA Halloween

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hop Weighing and Packaging

After drying our hops we finally were ready to weigh and package them for future brew days. The final weight breakdown for each hop variety is as follows:

Centennial 1.43 oz.

Horizon .16 oz.

Chinook 6.86 oz.

Galena 6 oz.

Cascade 4.9 oz.

Glacier .6 oz.

That my friends is a grand total of 19.95 oz. or just shy of 1.25 lbs. which is 1.25 lbs. more than we were expecting our first year!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fresh Wiegert Brewing Hops

Brew Zoom watching over 3 layers of drying Cascade and Galena fresh hops straight from our hop yard!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Makeshift Hop Dryer

I spent a good portion of my Saturday morning building these 3 hop dryers from 2x4s and common window screen for the coming hop harvest. Each dryer is partitioned into 2 parts giving me a set of 6 compartments, one for each hop variety. The fresh hops once ready will be placed into one of the compartments by variety. They are stackable so by placing a box fan underneath the dryers I'll be able to dry all varieties at once in a cool dry room with very low humidity while the fan constantly circulates the air. Theoretically this should take around 2 full days for the hops to properly dry. I originally thought about using a dehydrator which is a much quicker method of drying, however I learned the heat even at it's lowest setting might effect the lupulin oils inside the hops where as the room temperature, fan method is the safest and cheapest way of getting the most out of your precious hops.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wiegert Brewing Beer Summit

Beer summit with the Rotting Human who clawed his way up from under the ground to be briefed on 2018 Wiegert Brewing projections and inspect our freshly grown hops to be used in our Rotting Human 90 Minute IPA. After enjoying a couple beers he crawled back under the ground thoroughly impressed, but then again everything looks up to the Rotting Human!