Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Clarksville Hop Drying Barn

Chef Daniel Smith of Jake Moon's and I visited the old Van Wie Hop Drying Barn now owned by Bob and Linda Bathrick outside of Clarksville, NY.  As you can see from the photos the barn is in great shape.

Barn is in better original condition than the one the Famer's Museum in Coopertown has and the Hop baler is in what looks like working condition.

Down stairs the walls are lathe and plaster to create a more airtight surface so the heat of the wood stove would travel without too much loss to the second floor drying racks.

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