Monday, July 25, 2016
Late July Check-in @hawksbillhops
David has done a tremendous job in the yard this year despite the onslaught we had from Japanese beetles, and everything else that can happen with this unusual crop. We have better than a 90 percent showing on the 300 Cascade hills, and since most are second years, we've got a lot of product!
We are still working on our harvest plan - hoping to have them processed in a professional oast and then pelletized. Most of this crop will go to our new brewery in Luray, with a couple of pounds reserved for the breweries we worked with last year.
When I field tested on Saturday, the cones were still quite wet, so we're a few weeks out. Really can't wait to see how we do!