Update, May 4, 2013: My Cascade hop plant is climbing up all six poles! See photos at the bottom of this post.
My three year old Cascade hops plant is thriving in my backyard. I’m looking forward to brewing a really nice IPA at the end of Summer or early Fall. And in the SF Bay Area we get a pretty late summer, hotter than most of us are usually prepared for. The perfect time to escape to the bottom of a tall glass of cold beer, full of flavor and homemade goodness.
A few weeks ago I made a delicious 1 gallon batch of Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Smoked Wheat beer and had a couple of pounds of spent grain after it was all over. I was going to compost it, but I read somewhere that I could feed it to my chickens. They loved it! As I gave it to them I could tell why they loved it–it has this sweet malty aroma that wraps around your nose like a warm blanket. Why give it all to the birds!
This is the first post on Temescal Home Brewing’s blog!
Yay! Time for a homebrew!