Thursday, 26 February 2015

The twig box runneth over

...well, almost....

To explain for those that live under a stone on Uranus (hur hur), we find twigs rather amusing, but especially hop twigs which a lot of brewers use as a derogatory phrase for boring old man's brown beer as it's made with UK hops which, so the story goes, are half twigs, 33% leaves, 20% hop cones and the rest random organic (and occasionally non-organic) material.  

Well, to be honest, ALL hops come complete with twigs - especially American ones - which have some whoppers hiding in them!  They're not actually twigs,  usually parts of the hop bine itself, although twigs is a far more evocative name for them!

Anyhow, we've been collecting all the wood we harvest from our hops in our very own twig box and, as you can see here, it's getting rather full now...

We do a jokey "twig of the week" post on Facebook where we show a photo of the week's best twig for the jollity of the populace at large, examples of which can also be seen below.

More serious stuff next time, I promise.  Oh yeah, we brewed our chocolate rye oatmeal stout today, if you're interested...

See, it's a bine!

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