Grow Your Own Organic Beer Garden of Hops & Herbs
What makes beer taste so good? It's the sweet malt combined with a mixture of different hops and herbs! Hops can be bitter, aromatic or both ("dual purpose"). Hops grow from rhizomes you plant in the spring and shoot up, covering almost 25 feet by the end of summer. Talk about positive reinforcement for your planting effort! Our hops rhizomes are female and will produce the flowers ("cones") used to brew beer. Before you harvest the flowers you can enjoy their fragrance as they're draped around your backyard. That hoppy perfume in the air will give new meaning to the expression "beer garden". In our video, Tricia shows you the first steps in brewing beer (the later steps are coming soon in a sequel video). She uses a Deluxe Beermaking Kit, and a Cheesemaking Thermometer that clips to the side of the cooking pot. She bought the malt, grains, hops, and yeast from a local brewing supply store -- and she's growing her own hops to use next year! Want to join Tricia in starting your own hop yard? Then keep reading!