Sunday, August 20, 2017

Solar Eclipse 8-21-2017

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!


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wiegert Brewing Hops

Yes Miss Lupulin...those are hop cones you are looking at and it seems we will have a pretty decent yield our first year! Our Galena, Chinook and Cascade bines have really taken off and budding out of control. As you can tell by the image, we are finally getting beautiful little cones. The good first year yield is more likely due to the fact that we purchased the already established crowns instead of planting rhizomes. Either way I feel the need to hand out cigars!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

July Twilight Summer Ale Tasting

Test tasting our new July Twilight Summer Ale with family at the Neosho Archery Club.

My brother David

With my cousin Josh a Marine pilot who is visiting while on his way to our The Nation's Capital.

My cousin Fito who has started brewing as well.

My Dad had his gone before I could even get a picture.

The Motley Crew!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wiegert Brewing Hop Yard

Yes Miss Lupulin…hop yards do exist at the end of rainbows!

After a slow start the hops have really take off like streaks of green lightning! The Galena and Chinook varieties are eons ahead of the rest already at 12 feet tall. Not expecting much of a yield this year while the roots are busy establishing themselves, however next year I do expect at least 75% and by year three a 100% yield.