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Old 11-19-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Bulk hops - what kind and from where?

I want to order 1lb of bulk hops. I'm thinking something higher AAs for bittering. I can get 1lb of Magnum from Hops Direct. What variety would you buy in bulk for bittering?

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Old 11-19-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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I bought a pound of Cascades in bulk last week.

I also bought a pound of "hops" of unknown variety from a witch/pagan/herbal store. They smell good, and I got a pound for only $3. I got a couple recipes in the past that turned out good, but not quite as hoppy as I had in mind - I figure I might try the same recipe as before and just add an ounce or so of these mystery hops and see what happens.

If I were going to buy a pound of hops today I would probably like to get some of those Magnums you mentioned.

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If you're just looking to put some IBUs in the bank, Magnum is a good way to do it.


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I just pulled the trigger on the pound of Magnum. It works out to $1.68 per ounce with shipping

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I also bought a pound of "hops" of unknown variety from a witch/pagan/herbal store. They smell good, and I got a pound for only $3.
Keep us posted on how those turn out - I saw the same thing you're talking about, and I'm dying to see if they're any good - at $3 a pound, how can we afford NOT to?!?!?!?

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I just pulled the trigger on the pound of Magnum. It works out to $1.68 per ounce with shipping
I bet it'll be cheaper than that, since hopsdirect is known for shipping you quite a bit more than you ordered, sometimes almost a full pound over.
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I bet it'll be cheaper than that, since hopsdirect is known for shipping you quite a bit more than you ordered, sometimes almost a full pound over.
Is that them being really nice or really careless? Either way, I hope you're right
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I don't know, but my Cascades were effectively $12 a pound!

I thought about buying a couple more pounds and having my wife use them to stuff some pillows...

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If you're after IBU's, you can't go wrong with Chinook hops. Problem is, they're one variety affected by the shortage.

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If you're after IBU's, you can't go wrong with Chinook hops. Problem is, they're one variety affected by the shortage.
I find Chinook to be much more aggressive than Magnum or Perle, even when just used for bittering. Seems to leave some harsh flavors, if you use a lot. I'd go with the cleanest, high-AA% hop I could find.
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