I started picking mulberries from the tree in front of our house today. I got six ounces. Only twenty-six to go!
|Six ounces of tart mulberries. Great for a weiss beer. |
The berries are sweet and a little tart, just like last year. I don't know why more people don't use them for cooking.
|Maybe the label for my "Two-Berry Wheat."|
|Picking these berries reminds me of my Grandparents' house in Valley Stream, NY.|
With some help from my mother-in-law Charlene I got the hops I planted (thanks to Brian!) to start trailing along trellises. One of the hops has four vines already - the other just one. When they reach the top of the trellis I'll add a wire for them to go horizontally.
Hopefully I'll get some good "local" hops from these plants. Combined with Lake Michigan water, my own berries, and some mid-western grain, this promises to be a good Chicago beer!
|These vines have a long way to go to reach the top.|
|It's amazing how they hold on and climb.|
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