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Old 01-18-2011, 04:00 PM   #1
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Anyone see anything else about this? I admit, I was not brewing in the 2007 shortage / fire disaster year - but have read about what it did to supplies. This kinda makes me want to order a lot and horde them now ! LOL - But seriously - does this make anyone elsw want to stock up?


Craft brewers facing another hop shortage in 2011

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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Looks like it is time to start growing. Have to see what the SWMBO would think about this.....

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #3
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Didn't they also say there was going to be a hop shortage for 2010 that never happened?

I'm not saying it's not possible there will be a hop shortage but it seems like the hop distributors say this each year to push volumes...

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:48 PM   #4
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Nothing to contribute on the hop shortage but can't help commenting on Jason's avatar. I swear looks like a picture of my Sophia who is curled up at my feet as I type.

Sophie was a stray/rescue & close to death when she collapsed in our yard Summer '09. She's the gentlest/biggest heart dog I've ever known. American White Shepherds are such a great breed. Sorry for the hijack! IPA out!

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Old 01-18-2011, 11:52 PM   #5
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Nothing to contribute on the hop shortage but can't help commenting on Jason's avatar. I swear looks like a picture of my Sophia who is curled up at my feet as I type.

Sophie was a stray/rescue & close to death when she collapsed in our yard Summer '09. She's the gentlest/biggest heart dog I've ever known. American White Shepherds are such a great breed. Sorry for the hijack! IPA out!
For the record - any thread I ever write is always welcome to a hijack about a shelter rescue dog - I'm sitting here listening to Daisy , my beagle , snore like a trucker fresh off of the highway... Cheers to you and Sophie
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That article says Sierra Nevada is looking towards whole cone hops because of a hop shortage. This makes no sense for 2 reasons: SN says they only use whole cone hops. Also, whole cone or pellet, a hop is a hop, its not like they grow pellets it was a whole cone at some point. Maybe I read that wrong an SN is looking for pellets since whole cones are in short supply.

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Old 01-19-2011, 12:46 AM   #7
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Nothing to contribute on the hop shortage but can't help commenting on Jason's avatar. I swear looks like a picture of my Sophia who is curled up at my feet as I type.

Sophie was a stray/rescue & close to death when she collapsed in our yard Summer '09. She's the gentlest/biggest heart dog I've ever known. American White Shepherds are such a great breed. Sorry for the hijack! IPA out!
He's a pretty tough dog as he has four cats to keep after.....hence the sleeping. I actually just started working from home a couple days a week and it is absolutely amazing how much he naps. Tough life!
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docRobert - It seems that the lautering website's writeup of the original article from Rogue was poorly worded. The original is more referencing the volatility of the pellet market vs. whole hops, not that one is superior to another.

Most agri-business is run on contracts, seems that some of the smaller breweries are starting to figure out why.

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That article says Sierra Nevada is looking towards whole cone hops because of a hop shortage. This makes no sense for 2 reasons: SN says they only use whole cone hops. Also, whole cone or pellet, a hop is a hop, its not like they grow pellets it was a whole cone at some point. Maybe I read that wrong an SN is looking for pellets since whole cones are in short supply.
You would think SN had all the hops they needed on contract like the rest of the major breweries .
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Well I will be doing my part to keep the hop supply down...

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