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Old 10-16-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default sources for organic malted barley and hops

for a variety of reasons i would like to use organic ingredients in my brew. i have not found many sources. does anyone have a source the'd like to recomend?

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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Online, you can use Seven Bridges Co-op www.breworganic.com

I buy bags of grains from Mid Country Malts but you would need to do so with someone who is already on their list (they're not taking new non-commercial customers). Its great because they are local and I can get Gambrinus organic malts from them in bulk.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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ok. thanks. i found a few varieties of organic malted barly on the northern brewer site but only a few organic hop options. i guess i could just grow all my own hops. i'm surpised at the limmited availability.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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Check out brewmasters warehouse you can create recipes with organic grain.

The organic hop scene kind of sux brew organic is about the only shop and they are expensive.

Look at hops direct - they are not certified organic but you are buying from the farm and they have a low pesticide program which is good enough for me.

I used to brew all organic but am trying more to buy from the source now - oh ya check out valley malts in MA too they are all organic and you are buying straight

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #5
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Seconding Seven-Bridges, it's a great shop.

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Seconding Valley Malt in Hadley, MA!

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I am pretty sure that all New Zealand hops are organic.

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I am pretty sure that all New Zealand hops are organic.
I don't know if all NZ hops are organic, but I do know that NZ produces many organic hops because the bugs and diseases that afflict hops haven't made it there yet.
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I found this place called Homebrew Heaven that sells organic 2 row for $1.30 lb. I haven't combed through their site yet, so I don't know if they have anything else organic.

http://store.homebrewheaven.com/brewing-grains-c17.aspx

Edit: Just organic malt from what I see.

http://store.homebrewheaven.com/categories.aspx?Keyword=organic

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