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.)
Kathy really got into mead in the last year and has at least 10 different types of honeys in her collection. Here’s her chat with Munro Honey and Meadery (they make award-winning mead!) from Alvinston, ON.
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!
I chat with the folks at Escarpment Labs about making liquid brewing yeast, including some chatter about regional wild yeasts!