Sunday, August 28, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
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.