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Wizard Spring 2015 Update!

It’s been awhile since we last updated so, sit back and enjoy…

Well shortly after we got the greenhouse up and running, we built our planters benches. Got all of our fruits and veggies growing nicely. We also started a handful of hops early

greenhouse hops

Just when we thought it was break time, a delivery of 140 new poles arrived. They ended up getting bundled wrong so, it was a chore loading them off of the semi!

pole delivery

We waited until the field was somewhat dry to start putting them up. Thankfully we had Alex’s help with the installation. Got them all up in about a week!

more poles poles 2

Oh yeah, we also installed about 1000ft of drainage too…



The hop wagon got completed.





And today…. despite the rain, we picked up 1,300+ hop plants from Great Lakes Hops.

hops2 hops1


Stay tuned for another update!

~Mr. Wizard

A quick Wizard Update

Here’s a quick update from the Wizard.

We are finishing up the cedar benches for the greenhouse. It’s been a long process but, we’re completely happy with how things have turned out.

More poles have been ordered and delivery will be soon. We’re going to install them as soon as the weather breaks. Thinking about going with a v system for these poles.

We will be spending time with Great Lakes Hops in Zeeland, MI for some valuable research and learning soon. Also planning on visiting a few other hop farms in March.

It’s time for classes at Michigan State. If you’re interested growing hops, these classes are for you. Very educational and a great source to meet some of the best hop growers in the state.

We have a new phone number for Mr. Wizard’s Hops. You can now call us at 734-868-0171

Keep watching us as we Grow!


Kickoff Party

Our official company kick off party will be November 28th in our brand new greenhouse on the Stahl Farm. We will have homebrews featuring our hop varieties, snacks, and good hop growing conversation. Here’s the beer list:

1.) IPA : Brewed with Wizard’s Centennial and Cascade hops. Using 2-row and Crystal 60 malt. Dry hopped with Wizard’s cascade hops. ABV 4.8%

2.) Pumpkin Ale : Brewed with Wizard’s Magnum hops. Using 2lbs of fresh Michigan pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. ABV TBD

3.) DIPA : Brewed with Wizard’s Centennial and Cascade hops, along with fresh Citra and Galaxy varieties. ABV TBD

Please RSVP here: