We're at the end of the year, at the end of the project, and about to find out if it was all worth it.
I run through the final few days, announce the name and open up that first bottle with an inte...Show More
In this, the penultimate episode, we've safely navigated the brew but I've still got to guide the beer through the fermentation, bottling, naming and labelling.
I catch up with graphic designer Jim...Show More
It's the start of November and after 11 months of digging, growing and harvesting we've finally arrived at the big day - it's time to combine the barley, hops, water and yeast and get on with the brew...Show More
It's the last activity on the allotment as I work out how to judge when the hops are ripe before picking and drying them ahead of the brew.
I then catch up with Jake at Crisp Malting to find out ho...Show More
It's harvest time! We've sort-of survived the summer and now I need to bring in the barley, regardless of how much or how little is still there.
I also catch up with beer writer Mark Dredge to get ...Show More
July is now behind me, and I couldn't be happier to see the back of it. The British summer has caused serious problems - problems that cause me to question whether we'll even get to the harvest.
It’s mid-June, and the plot feels as if it’s all starting to come together. The hops are off up the strings like rockets, the barley has spread out to create a rich, if a little short, canopy and now ...Show More
It's a hot and tiring start to May, and I'm grateful to have finally got to grips with the soil preparation and barley sowing.
The hops look like leaping into life any minute and I head over to the...Show More