Kathy chats with Charles Ryan from Wysmykal Farm in Amherst Shore, NS about growing hops and his battle with downy mildew. Down with the dew!
This episode, Kathy heads to Strathmore, AB and chat with Origin Malting and Brewing about their grain to glass philosophy and their love for Alberta grown grain. Kathy also gets to check out their automated malting system, which is definitely drool worthy.
P.S. Did a shout out to Micheal Brophy from the the Malting Barley Research Institute, and said his name wrong. It is now correct in the podcast. Sorry Michael!
This episode, we learn how new barley varieties are developed and tested at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada’s Barley Breeding and Genetics program in Brandon, MB.
This episode, we check in with Manitoba’s newest hop yard, Prairie Mountain Hops, in Boissevain, MB.
A slight deviation from our usual producers, this episode we chat with Craig Linde from the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre in Carberry, MB about the hops feasibility trials they’ve been working on the past few years.
This episode, Sandra Gowan from Prairie GEM Hops in Winnipeg, MB takes Kathy on a tour of her quarter acre hop yard which houses 19 different hop varieties!
Kathy chats with Devin Huffman from Barn Owl Malt, on the joys and tribulations of floor malting. (Disclaimer: there is no joy. Ok maybe some.)
This episode, I chat with The Tavistock Hop Company about the challenges of growing hops in humid, humid Ontario, and about the heritage hop variety they propagated from a pre-Prohibition hop farm!