I'm confused, earlier in the show you say you're just expressing your opinion. Later, you say that I want to go to New Zealand. This is confusing, because I want to go to New Zealand. Denny, in your podcast, are you expressing your opinions or mine? Having a little trouble with this.
Enjoyed hearing the bit about hop growing, always a good reminder that any commercial pursuit is balancing tradeoffs.
I think Drew should interview Matt Riggs of Riggs Brewing in Urbana. He talked at my homebrew club last night, really interesting. Former Marine who trained in Germany, producing German & American style beers. Going to be 90% solar powered, and grows a lot of their own grain. They're doing a lot of interesting work partnering with the University of Illinois (ILL!) to find varieties of wheat/corn/barley to grow for brewing in IL. Very interesting hearing about the challenges of working with grain that isn't optimal for brewing.