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Old 12-29-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default For Sale - Cheap hops

I'd like to give back to the HBT community. Not sure that my posts are worth anything, so I figured cheap hops might be a start. I thought I'd do $1.25 per ounce with a $1 packaging fee + actual shipping. This is basically at cost. These are all 2009 leaf hops except the Saphir which are 2008 pellet. They come from my personal stash which I keep vacuum sealed in the freezer.
I've got:

  • Cascade
  • East Kent Golding
  • Liberty
  • Mt Hood
  • Saphir
  • Willamette
I could probably get other varieties if your willing to wait about a week. Besides, that's a great excuse for SWMBO
So for each variety if you want 1oz = $2.25, 2oz = $3.50, 3oz = $4.75. I can't imagine shipping will cost very much for these small weights. I might be able to ship small amounts in regular postal mail. I'll ship them in foodsaver vacuum seal bags unless someone can think of a better way.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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Is that a typo? You said $1.25 an ounce but later the price starts at $2.25?

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Old 12-29-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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There is basically a $1 base charge for each separate hops package. This covers the foodsaver bags and use of the vacuum sealer. If I didn't charge anything I'd be losing money - I figured $1 seemed fair. So the more of a particular hop you want, the cheaper it is.

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Old 12-29-2009, 06:05 PM   #4
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I have a newbie question: Will the 1 oz of leaf hops provide more, less or tha same amount of hop effect compared to pellet hops? I have not yet used leaf hops so i am unsure how much I would need compared to pellet form.

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Old 12-29-2009, 06:23 PM   #5
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I think the rule of thumb is 1 ounce of leaf provides 90% the IBUs as 1 ounce of pellets

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Old 12-29-2009, 06:32 PM   #6
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Wanna trad some EK Goldings for either centennial or columbus?

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Old 12-29-2009, 06:40 PM   #7
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Default hops utilization

I use beer smith and end up calculating the IBUs to get my hop additions so it takes into account the leaf utilization for me. Beer smith uses a 10% reduction in utilization. So technically you need 1.11111111111 (you get the idea) to equal 1oz of same AA pellet. Personally I think that only applies to your IBU calculations and I do not believe there is a 10% reduction in aroma or flavor extraction for late addition hops - but I have no data to back that up.

I would say that quite often I use 1oz of leaf in a recipe that simply calls for 1oz (assuming pellet) and it turns out great. However, that said I almost never stick to the recipe anyway and tweak something to fit what I want the beer to be.

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:08 PM   #8
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What about larger quantities?

Say if I wanted 16 oz of Cascade in as few bags as possible, 8 oz of Mt Hood in as few bags as possible and 8 oz of Willamette in as few bags as possible, would you charge $1 for each bag required? Are you set up to sell by the pound?

No hurt feelings if this isn't your cup of tea, I just wanted to buy a little more than 2 oz and not pay an extra $40 for bags.

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The $1 charge is only for each time I have to bag. If someone wants, I can put different hops in the same bag and it will only be $1(though I suppose I can only fit about a lb in a bag). The idea is to make sure I am not losing money. If you don't specify I'll just assume each variety goes in 1 bag, so 3 varieties = 3 bags = $3

Pretty sure I have the Mt Hood and Willamette right now, but it would take about a week to get a lb of Cascade since I just sold 8oz of it to someone else. PM me if you want it and we can work out the details.

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This looks awesome, I'm going to do some hopping in the secondary & will read up what I need for the next batch

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