Bringing the Wisconsin Hop, Malting Barley, and Brewing Industries Together

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Bringing the Wisconsin Hop, Malting Barley, and Brewing Industries Together

  1. 1. Paul GrahamCentral waters Brewing company<br />Bringing the Wisconsin Hop, Malting Barley, and Brewing Industries Together<br />
  2. 2. Disclaimer!<br />I represent only one brewery of almost 70 in Wisconsin. While we will talk about facts, certain discussions may be of my own opinion (example – pricing/quality/etc.) and by no means are a representation of the entire Wisconsin brewing community. <br />
  3. 3. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />Central Waters Projects<br />Other Brewery’s Projects<br />The current state of barley<br />
  4. 4. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />Stuczysnki Farms<br />200 plus acre organic farm 2 miles outside of Amherst<br />Rotates corn and soybeans – planting barley on fields every third year<br />Made the grade first year, total loss the second<br />
  5. 5. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />2010 Planting<br />
  6. 6. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />2010 heads filling out<br />
  7. 7. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />
  8. 8. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />2009 crop – perfect.<br />2010 crop – total loss. Some head sprout damage and fusarium blight from extended wet weather at harvest time. Whole lot was sold as feed.<br />
  9. 9. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />South Shore Brewery<br />Capital Brewery (wheat)<br />Lakefront Brewery<br />
  10. 10. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />Barley in the U.S. is now driven by the domestic beer industry<br />The feed market has become more opportunistic and less of a large barley consumer<br />Barley is now a specialty crop often contracted by malsters<br />It would be best to contact a malster if interested in growing barley<br />
  11. 11. Wisconsin Grown Barley<br />Questions and comments<br />
  12. 12. Wisconsin Grown Hops<br />
  13. 13. Wisconsin Grown Hops<br />What brewers are looking for<br />Can quality hops be grown in Wisconsin?<br />Challenges of the Wisconsin hop projects<br />Questions and comments<br />
  14. 14. Wisconsin Grown Hops<br />What brewers are looking for:<br />Very high quality aroma varieties<br />Consistent supply<br />Innovation<br />Fair pricing<br />
  15. 15. Wisconsin Grown Hops<br />Can quality hops be grown in Wisconsin?<br />
  16. 16. Wisconsin Grown Hops<br />
  17. 17. Wisconsin Grown Hops<br />Challenges<br />Right now – growing hops is the only easy part of the process<br />Harvesting<br />Drying<br />Pelletizing<br />Packaging<br />Competitive, fair pricing<br />
  18. 18. Wisconsin Grown Hops<br />Questions and comments<br />

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