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

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  • 1. Paul GrahamCentral waters Brewing company
    Bringing the Wisconsin Hop, Malting Barley, and Brewing Industries Together
  • 2. Disclaimer!
    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.
  • 3. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    Central Waters Projects
    Other Brewery’s Projects
    The current state of barley
  • 4. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    Stuczysnki Farms
    200 plus acre organic farm 2 miles outside of Amherst
    Rotates corn and soybeans – planting barley on fields every third year
    Made the grade first year, total loss the second
  • 5. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    2010 Planting
  • 6. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    2010 heads filling out
  • 7. Wisconsin Grown Barley
  • 8. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    2009 crop – perfect.
    2010 crop – total loss. Some head sprout damage and fusarium blight from extended wet weather at harvest time. Whole lot was sold as feed.
  • 9. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    South Shore Brewery
    Capital Brewery (wheat)
    Lakefront Brewery
  • 10. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    Barley in the U.S. is now driven by the domestic beer industry
    The feed market has become more opportunistic and less of a large barley consumer
    Barley is now a specialty crop often contracted by malsters
    It would be best to contact a malster if interested in growing barley
  • 11. Wisconsin Grown Barley
    Questions and comments
  • 12. Wisconsin Grown Hops
  • 13. Wisconsin Grown Hops
    What brewers are looking for
    Can quality hops be grown in Wisconsin?
    Challenges of the Wisconsin hop projects
    Questions and comments
  • 14. Wisconsin Grown Hops
    What brewers are looking for:
    Very high quality aroma varieties
    Consistent supply
    Innovation
    Fair pricing
  • 15. Wisconsin Grown Hops
    Can quality hops be grown in Wisconsin?
  • 16. Wisconsin Grown Hops
  • 17. Wisconsin Grown Hops
    Challenges
    Right now – growing hops is the only easy part of the process
    Harvesting
    Drying
    Pelletizing
    Packaging
    Competitive, fair pricing
  • 18. Wisconsin Grown Hops
    Questions and comments

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