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KKantyka 10-27-2011 01:45 AM

holy hops!!
So I just got my shipping confirmation From hops direct. Ordered 5 lb and shipping weight was 9!!!!

kh54s10 10-27-2011 01:52 AM

When it arrives weigh it. Remember that all shippers take charge to the next higher pound, even if only an ounce over.
How many packages in those 5 lbs? Plastic/foil pouches and cardboard box and any filler in the box. Could be. If not then a note to Hops Direct is in order.

midlifecrisis 10-28-2011 02:32 AM

Interesting--I just saw my shipping notice and saw my order of 6 lbs from hopsdirect had a shipping weight of 10 lbs. Sounds like a good deal to me if even a bit of that extra 4 lbs is due to a few extra ounces of citra and amarillo inside....

ozzy1038 10-28-2011 04:52 AM

Almost all the bags I got from fresh hops were heavy by about 1/2oz.

shafferpilot 10-28-2011 05:25 AM

my hops orders from them have always been generous too

lowlife 10-28-2011 12:43 PM

The weight is estimated. If you use the shipping calc on their site when you order it gives the weight. Mine showed a few pounds over what I ordered and thats what I was charged (right then)

scottland 10-28-2011 03:35 PM

If you 5lbs, you can probably expect it to be about a pound heavy. They usually give 18-21oz per pound.

sean6247 10-28-2011 03:45 PM

Every "pound" I have ever ordered from Hops Direct has been 20 ozs. Hellofa deal.

PT Ray 10-28-2011 04:06 PM

Their shipping calculator seems a wee bit excessive. I understand a package with 5 lbs of hops is going to weigh more than 5 lbs but 80% more? Come on. My local shop figures 20-30%. I'm not really complaining but wish they could be more upfront about pricing and not hide it in shipping.

midlifecrisis 11-03-2011 12:10 AM

I just got my package from Hops direct. My order was for 6x1lbs of hops. The total package weight before opening was 8.6 lbs, when I removed the six hop packages the box and packing material weighed in at 1.6 lbs. So the 6lbs of hops weighed an estimated 7 lbs total (including the mylar packaging which maybe weighs an ounce or two). So this fits with each of these 1lb packages being roughly 3-4 oz over.

That makes a great deal on these hops even better!

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