Anyone processing hops needs to be aware of food safety practices and regulations that apply. The University of Minnesota Extension is putting on a Microbrewery Food Safety and HACCP Workshop. We have been assured that the content will apply to hops processing as well. Information can be found at:
The Hop Garden is offering two workshops on growing Hops. The first, Backyard Hop Growing, is designed for the home brewer or the folks that just like to learn more about hops and how they are used in beer making. Workshop dates are January 11th, 25th, and February 8th. Cost is $45/person or $35/person for groups of two or more.
The second workshop, The Commercial Hop Growing Workshop, is designed for the person that is thinking about growing a larger amount of hops from ¼ acre which is about 250 plants to 10 acres or more. Workshop dates are
February 1st, 15th and 22nd. Cost is $125 per person or $95 per person if signing up in a group of two or more.
Visit http://thehopgarden.net/ for more details and registration information.