smoking 22 lbs. of pork butt took up a significant portion of the weekend, but I managed to get in some beer time nonetheless.
- I tried out a bottle or two of new belgium’s ranger IPA on saturday. it had a pretty good aroma and was quite drinkable, but didn’t stand out much (maybe I was desensitized after last week’s IPA fest).
- I also noticed that my hop plants were starting to take off, so i rigged up trellis systems for all four new growth pots. the cascade and mt. hood varieties have been showing the most aggressive growth, but luckily all rhizomes from this year have been showing potential.
- on the other hand, my second year zeus and vojvodina popped out and grew a primary set of leaves months ago, but never took off. I snipped off all but a couple sets in hopes of stimulating growth.