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This year, in the garden of our new house, we planted many things (all legal), aromatic herbs, tonnes of flowers and bushes, tomatoes, zuccini and even a tree, and we still have to plant a few fruit trees before winter. Of all that, what excited me the most were two specimens of a vine that I found one day at the garden centre where we usually buy things for our garden.
This is a beer and food blog! Many of you might be complaining already. Patience my friends, because the plant in question couldn't be any more related to the main topic of this blog.
I'm sure many of you have recognised it. It is no other than our good old friend Humulus lupulus. I don't know what variety it is. The label that the vines had said that they are humulus lupulos aureus, and that they seem to come from Poland. We planted them more as a decorative thing, we were not expecting to get anything from them this year. I was really surprised when buds started to appear that later turned into blossoms, which I picked the last weekend of august.
I will start home brewing soon. I will only make 5l batches at the beginning. I know it is not much, but I want to start slowly, try out a couple of recipes that I have in my mind. If they come out well I will buy some more proper equipment that will allow me to brew at least 20l batches. Of course, I want to use my hops in these first batches. And one of my plans for next year is to get some Saaz hops rhizomes to plant in my garden...
PD: If any of you wants to give me some advice on home brewing you are more than welcome.
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