Ocean State Hops is bringing hops back to Rhode Island. Fueled by a passion to cram as many hops into each batch of beer as humanly possible, we decided to start growing our own. And with our recent expansions, we are happy to be able to supply hops to other brewers looking to quench their thirst for hops.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We've been busy prepping for winter the past couple of weeks. The grass got its final cut, the plants have been trimmed, and the twine has been cut. That only left one thing...spreading poop. Cow poop to be specific.
We priced out our different options and decided that undehydrated cow manure by the yard was our best bet. Joel contacted a local farmer and was able to get some fresh manure delivered to the farm. And by fresh I mean still steaming. This stuff was potent (as described by the closest neighbor down wind). After a couple of hours shoveling this stuff around, we had some happy hops that were ready for winter. They'd better be anyway.