Month: October 2017

It’s the start of May, and I’m happy to have come through heatwaves and rock-solid soil to finally be able to sow the barley seed.

I check up on the hop growth and take a trip to Amsterdam to meet Joris Hoebe – a man who is combining a city-wide campaign to reduce rainwater runoff with a love of brewing. Handily for me this involves making beer with rainwater…

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It’s March, and while life is beginning to pop up across the plot it’s not all wanted.

I report back on the early hop progress, deal with some unwelcome guests and get some much needed advice on how to grow barley…

This episodes’ guest is Steve le Poidevin – he works for Crisp Malting and is providing some expertise on the different types of barley, when I should be growing and harvesting, and what problems I’m likely to encounter throughout the summer.

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It’s February, the rubbish is gone but the weeds are very much still here and I need to start planting.

I construct the hub of activities – the shed, foolishly involve my family in decision making and hit the road as I go looking for guidance to get me started with the hops.

This episodes’ guest is Ben Adams – he works for international hop merchants Charles Farams, so knows a lot more than me about the varieties, growing and flavours of hops than me. He’ll also have a good idea of what problems I may come across.

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