Today we received good news via analyses of the Lovehops 2015 harvest. Our alpha and beta acids look fantastic relative to industry averages. Cohumulones are a little low, but in the ballpark. Special thanks to BrewLaboratory for super quick turnaround time with the analyses. Here’s the data:
This being the third Lovehops harvest, it’s easy to see developmental leaps along the way:
Year 1: Hey, they grow. Smell good. This is gonna be EASY!
Year 2: Yes I have sourced and installed utility poles. I now know where Ed’s Rigging Co. is located. This is large scale farm art. Hm…sure are a lotta weeds.
Year 3: Greater volume, serious hours, processed correctly. DIY picker. Happy results, chemical free
(Plans for) Year 4: Horticultural improvements to increase yield, new time savers in the yard, processing improvements, intensified business planning
There’s a great deal to reflect on now that the slower pace of autumn chores is in swing. It’s been a meaningful year. More to come.