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Old 05-09-2010, 04:53 AM   #1
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I was shopping at my LHBS this week and paid $5.00 for 2 Oz. of whole leaf hops. For most brews I'll buy about 4 Oz. of hops. I pay about $20/Lb. of the same. What about everyone else? I'd love to get a feel about how much others usually pay. Do you try to get the best stuff or buy whatever is cheapest?

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Old 05-09-2010, 04:59 AM   #2
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I buy in bulk to save money.

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Old 05-09-2010, 05:05 AM   #3
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At my local shop it's about $2 an oz but I buy cheaper from vendors on here at about $1 an oz.

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Old 05-09-2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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I can get my hop's for about $1.50 an OZ from my LHBS, but if buy in bulk from hops direct I can get them for about 79 cents an OZ, that includes shipping.

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Old 05-09-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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I buy in bulk also. Even if you don't use a lot of hops (like me), it still pays off big time.

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Old 05-09-2010, 10:34 AM   #6
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Buying bulk hops and storing them in air tight packaging in a freezer is the best way to go in my opinion. If you don't have a food saver you can easily justify the cost on how much money you will save not buying hops one ounce at a time.

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$5 for two ounces it too much. A vacuum sealer is an investment that will pay for itself. Hops Direct is great, but don’t overlook other vendors. Brewmasters Warehouse has some great sales. Recently Ed’s had specials like Cascade, Columbus and Centennial for $5 for 8 ounces. What more could an IPA lover want?
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Wow, $5 seems too much for hops, IMO. If it were that much, I'd buy bulk myself. My LHBS sells them for $2, but with my 10% discount on grains and hops as a Tampa Bay Beers Club member, I get them for 1.80/oz. I realize I could save a bit more money by going bulk, but I don't have an air-tight machine, thing, lol. Or the space atm to store them. Plus, my LHBS is incredible and they've helped me so much, I really like buying from them.

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Old 05-09-2010, 02:58 PM   #9
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I used to buy from LHBS until i realized how much money i've been spending.
I started ordering bulk from Hops Direct and have been really happy so far (got a pound of Amarillo on the way.)
Haven't found anyone else that can match their prices yet...

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Hops Direct is incredibly well priced. They sell hops for close to $0.50-$0.60/oz.

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