Great time at another successful hop harvest in Yakima, WA and a huge thank you to the crew at Hop Union for making it happen.  Outstanding presentations this year from Ralph Olson & Don Bryant, Ashley from White Labs, Ann George with the WA Hop Commission and Steve Dresler from Sierra Nevada.

First hops of 2010 on the kiln, these are Fuggles!

It hit 99F the day we visited the B.T. Loftus Ranch and hop farmer Mike Smith.  This year he had planted a plot of about 25 different hops so you could see the differences between varieties up close and personal!

whole cones on the kiln