Back to brewing after a bit of a haitus. Too much traveling, not enough time for brewing. The exciting news is that my hop bine flowered greatly and left me with some nice fresh hop cones to use in my brewing.
Trouble with hops is that it really looks like you have a lot of flowers on the bine and they make a pretty big pile when you pick them, but they don't actually amount to much. I only managed to harvest 1 oz. worth once I had them dried. Hopefully they'll grow a bit thicker next year.