The Wiz digs deep for a question on hopbursting and gives the lowdown on the causes of high final gravities.
Got a green thumb? Advice from two hop growers on growing hops at home.
The Wiz hops to a question on hopbacks and gives the facts of refrigeration.
The Wiz lays down the cold, hard facts on wort chilling and gives a sweet answer to a bitter question.
The Wiz gives some advice for dry hopping and answers a question about continual hopping.
New hop varieties are being bred all the time. How do they get from birth to your beer? Find out and get to know five new varieties of hops for your homebrew.
The hops crisis has reduced the amount of hops available to homebrewers, but hasn’t diminished our desire to brew. For the temporarily hop hampered, we present 10 low-hop homebrew recipes. These beers are low on hops, but big on flavor. Plus: tips for getting the most from your hops.
Sure, you could dry your homegrown hops on an old screen, but wouldn’t you rather build your own oast?
There’s more to growing your own hops than picking the cones from the bines. Get some advice for harvesting, drying and storing your homegrown harvest.
Get to know Glacier, Santiam, Sterling and Vanguard hops. Plus: four recipes
One of the easier ways you can put the "home" in homebrewing is to grow your own hops. This widely distributed plant, with the latin name Humulus lupulus, is broadly part of the family of nettles. It is somewhat more closely related to cannabis, although it has few if any of the mind-altering properties and none of the legal consequences of its notorious cousin.