Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hop Project #57 bottled Aug 30

First wort hopped with Nugget, then Magnum at 75 mi n and 30 min, Nugget at 30 min, Cascade at 5 min, and dry hopped with Columbus.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another great Chattanooga Beerfest

Thanks to all the Yazooligans we saw this weekend, and we hope we made some more!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hefe cupcakes!

Thanks to local food blogger and cupcake maker extraordinare for posting her recipe for Hefeweizen cupcakes - Erin was even kind enough to bring us some down! I didn't get to try them - by the time I got there, not even a crumb was left. But I'm going to try out the recipe at home. Thanks again Erin!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

The hop pickin barn (for that night!)

I love this pic - must be the dog scratching

Picking hops is harder than you think

20 minutes to get them down, three hours to get them off the vine. Good thing we brought some cases of Hop
Project. Started tasting like water towards the end of the night.

The hop harvest at Sulphur Creek Farm in Bell's Bend this week!

We got 25 lbs! Great for first real harvest!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

From the Leading Economic Indicators department...

There's a lot of doom and gloom in the economic news these days, but I noticed something interesting and maybe positive today - the price for recycled cardboard is trending upwards! We end up with a lot of cardboard each week, after breaking down all of the boxes our raw materials come in. We collect it and take it over to Smurfit-Stone( actually, it's now RTS Packaging) near Fisk University. They take in tons of cardboard every day, and will actually pay you for it! Well, before the Great Recession, they were paying us around $69 per ton. In late 2008, during the height of the crisis, demand for recycled cardboard disappeared, and Smurfit quit paying anything at all for cardboard - we took it over anyway, better than going in a landfill. But since then, the price has come back up, to just recently $105 per ton. I don't know what that means for everyone, but for us - pizza days at the brewery will come more often!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hop Project #56, bottled 8/9/11, label reads "56. AUG09.11"

Columbus and Nugget first wort hopped, Nugget at 45 min, then Galaxy at 30, 15, and 5 min. Dryhopped with Galaxy and Nugget.

I'm loving this one! Very soft bitterness, tropical fruit, orange, lemon, but lingering dry bitterness. These hops are amazing! Probably one of the best Hop Projects we've done.

This will go out today destined for middle TN and Knoxville. Make sure you try some! We only got enough of these hops for one batch.


Linus Hall
Yazoo Brewing