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Old 09-16-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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all those hops my LHBS is out of, when should i expect them to be restocked? when does the season start/end?

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Old 09-16-2008, 10:58 PM   #2
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Picking in Oregon & Washington started last month. Figure 2-3 months for the pipeline to fill.

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Freshops in Oregon is starting to get quite a few varieties in.
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i just picked the rest of our harvest last week.

they should be all dried up by this weekend

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Old 09-17-2008, 07:18 PM   #5
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if i were to buy in bulk, how would i want to store hops to use in the future? how long will they stay fresh?

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if i were to buy in bulk, how would i want to store hops to use in the future? how long will they stay fresh?
If I'm ordering in pounds my vendor ships in one bag. So I weigh out 2 oz increments and put them in my vacuum sealer. I'll label the bags and store them in the freezer.

I've heard many different opinions on how long they will stay fresh.
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a long time, tightly sealed in a freezer. i have some that have been stored for a year, they're fine.

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DeathBrewer, Do you grow your own? I would love to do that!

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Do you grow your own?
I just realized how bad that sounded!!
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yes, i grow my own pubes, er, pot, er, hops! yes, hops.

a friend of mine started growing last year. this year is the second season, and we tripled our amount, especially with hallertau and cascade. we also grew fuggle.

They are everyone's hops, but me being the head brewer, they're pretty much mine

This weekend we're making AT LEAST four beers with nothing but the homegrown hops. i'm making a german hefeweizen and a dunkelweizen using the hallertau, my friend is using a combination of hops for his wonderful coffee porter and we'll probably make a lager and a pale ale as well.

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