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shop is closed

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Aug 17

2017 Hop Harvest

The Bushel of Hop shop is now closed.  The 2017 hop harvest is ripening quickly and imminently ready to pick....
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tasting beers guided by a beer sommelier

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Aug 17

Tasting Beer guided by a Beer Sommelier

Tasting beer guided by a Beer Sommelier, Sophie Atherton, what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Sophie was the...
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hop burr is rapidly coming out

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Jul 17

This Year’s Hop burr Is Rapidly Coming Out

This year's hop burr is rapidly coming out in the hop gardens. Of the main varieties grown here, the Northern...
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first year hop platens

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Jun 17

Young Hop Plants June Update

This year’s young hop plants are looking good. With the seedlings, I have two different crosses from which just 5...
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May 17

Non-alcoholic Drinks

When you want a choice of non-alcoholic drinks it can be hard to find something that tastes like a treat...
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first year hops

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Apr 17

Growing Hops at Home

Growing hops at home is not much different to growing hops commercially on a larger scale, but at home it...
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crab apple blossom

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Apr 17

Bramling Cross Hops in April

April is a fabulous month but this year it has surpassed itself. I can understand the homesick yearning described by...
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Bramling cross hop variety

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Mar 17

Bramling Cross Hop Variety

Bramling Cross Hop variety was bred by Professor Ernest Salmon at Wye college then released in 1951 after trials. It’s...
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Feb 17

This Year’s Hop Setts Have Arrived

This year's hop setts have arrived just in time to coincide with the arrival of storm Doris tomorrow!  That will probably...
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Feb 17

A New Hop Growing Season Begins

A new hop growing season begins. In this area hop stringing has just started. I love this fresh ‘new-page-in-a-note-book’ feeling, with...
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