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August
2014
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Genetically Modified Barley

The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) put out a statement titled “No genetically modified (GM) varieties approved for commercial production in North America.” You can read the whole thing here, but it basically says there are no GM barley varieties at the moment. When I attended that Barley short course in Idaho, I talked to…

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July
2014
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Sahti

Prepping the Mash Tun

We brewed a traditional Finnish Sahti, the “Nice Finnish” 2 days ago. I just tasted it for the first time since it’s been fermenting… It. Is. Delicious! It has a nose full of juniper and a touch of aspen on the tongue with just a bit of  bite from an early hop addition. Obviously it…

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July
2014
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Field Trip to Mead Ranch

olaf and pat

Olaf, the ranch manager at Mead Ranch, gave us a tour of the ranch and walked us through what he does every single day after he picks up a trailer full of our spent grain. He takes our brewing spent grain to Mead Ranch to supplement the grass diet of their cattle. And then we…

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July
2014
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Idaho Malt Barley Field Course

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I just got back from the Idaho Malt Barley Field Short Course hosted by the Idaho Barley Commission, and I wanted to do a little write up about some of the stuff I learned. Maybe you’ll learn a little something, and I’ll probably come back and read through this once I’ve forgotten it all! I…

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July
2014
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Frost Bar Toys

brew system

We put a “frost rail” in our new and improved upstairs bar, and Chris made sure there were toys to play with… [edit: Chris, our head of brewing operations, who can be seen below playing with the frost bar toys, would like me to clarify that the actual point of the frost bar is not…

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