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Old 05-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Went to the lhbs today to pick up supplies for the weekend and they were out of Amarillo hops. The guy said there was a shortage and they couldn't get any. Has anyone else heard anything like this? Or is it just a problem for them? I got 1 oz each of Centennial and Cascade to replace the 1.5 oz of Amarillo i wanted, could this work?

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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I needed some a few weeks ago and my LHBS said they were out since January. FWIW, they suggested equal parts Cascade and Kent Goldings as a replacement.

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Most likely your hobby shop is going through a nationwide distributor like LD Carlson or Cosby and Baker.. Those companies are out of Amarillo. I haven't been able to buy bulk Amarillo from LD since last October. Been sold out ever since.

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HAte to blow up my favorite spot but always love giving them buisness.

Farmhouse Brewing Supply. Best place for hops HANDS DOWN!
Plus there a supporting vendor of this community!!

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There may have been a shortage but a lot of suppliers should still have some in stock. You may have to look to online supply stores farmhousebrewingsupply.com is my go to place for hops. Most quantities are in the 4oz packs and its cheaper than single oz packs. Hope you can find some.

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I knew there was a bit of a shortage for the demand, but I've been able to find it in most places near me. Leaf has been a bit short, but I've been able to manage 2# of leaf and 2# of pellet pretty easily thus far this year without much trying..

It's apparently more scarce than Citra.

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Guess I'll order some for the next time, don't think they would get here in time for this brew. Thanks for the link Johnny and TNT.

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I have no problem finding around here now, just picked up 3 packets the other day. That being said, one of the brewers at a brewery I volunteer for told me that they had to push back a batch they were doing for months because they couldn't get Amarillo until recently, I remember it being impossible to find anywhere around me last year.

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I have several shops that I visit, depending on work/school/home schedule. What one absolutely can't get is often in stock elsewhere.

You might try Nikobrew. It's where I get some of the harder to find hop varieties.

http://www.nikobrew.com/

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I knew there was a bit of a shortage for the demand, but I've been able to find it in most places near me. Leaf has been a bit short, but I've been able to manage 2# of leaf and 2# of pellet pretty easily thus far this year without much trying..

It's apparently more scarce than Citra.
If u can find so often u mind sending some my way!?! Btw citra is bottled now im sure we can work sumtin out u can get some beer mail!?
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