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Old 01-22-2008, 07:04 PM   #221
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Hell I don't care about the price, I just want to be able to get them. When I started brewing like 7-8 months ago the LHBS had like 30 different hops on hand, now they are lucky to have ten.
+1 for that thought...I just made a brew a couple weeks ago that I had to substitute hops because the ones called for were not in stock and wouldn't be anytime soon
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #222
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My LHBS has started rationing all hops... 2oz maximum, 2oz per every $25 spend (basically covering kits they sell). I promptly grabbed 4oz of cascade when the guy mentioned that, largely due to sierra nevada buying 90% of the available crop, they would be extinct in a couple months

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:50 PM   #223
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I talked with the head guy at Midwest when I was in there today. He said he'd be back to selling pounds by the summer. Said as soon as everyone gets their inventories figured out (as an industry) the prices will come back down and the availability will rise. He seemed pretty sure of himself. (As I was sitting at the register with ANOTHER 4 oz of NB.)

The question I have is how many of you are buying Hop Rhizomes for your new garden this spring?

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:52 PM   #224
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If I had a good place to grow them, and was sure I was going to be around for a couple years you can bet your arse I'd have some cascade's growing!!!!

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Old 01-22-2008, 08:48 PM   #225
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I talked with the head guy at Midwest when I was in there today. He said he'd be back to selling pounds by the summer. Said as soon as everyone gets their inventories figured out (as an industry) the prices will come back down and the availability will rise. He seemed pretty sure of himself.
I hope this is the case!!!
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:26 AM   #226
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The question I have is how many of you are buying Hop Rhizomes for your new garden this spring?
I'm trying to figure out where I could grow them other then in the front yard next to the road.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:31 AM   #227
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we're thinking of growing some saaz, tettnanger and maybe EKG this year with the already lovely fuggle, hallertau and cascade.

we'll see what's available.

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we're thinking of growing some saaz, tettnanger and maybe EKG this year with the already lovely fuggle, hallertau and cascade.

we'll see what's available.

I was thinking along the same lines. I've got two different location (my back yard - partial shade to full sun & my brothers house - he's got an acre lot with full sun) I guess it depends on what I can get and what will do the best in each situation.
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The question I have is how many of you are buying Hop Rhizomes for your new garden this spring?

I am for sure.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:40 AM   #230
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I went to Freshhops the other day to get me some Soriachi Ace and was surprised to see Dave's inventory and varieties so limited.

Of course I filled a freezer full of the stuff a few months ago so as my wife has noticed, I have enough hops for at least three years - may take that long to grow some if I can get the rhizomes.

Anyone ever tried growing hops in FL?

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